The component enables you to represent a top-left-oriented worksheet or a user-specified range as a database table.
Top-Left Oriented WorksheetsYou can use the component to start working right away with top-left-oriented worksheets:
- The table name for a top-left-oriented worksheet is the name of the worksheet.
- By default the component will return all rows until the first empty row. Note: an empty row between data will prevent further data from being returned.
- The first row of data in the worksheet can contain the column names. See Columns for more information.
User-Specified RangesRange notation is only available in a SELECT or UPDATE statement. Ranges are not supported for DELETE and INSERT commands.
You can execute SELECT or UPDATE commands against a given range with a reference in the following format: WORKSHEET#RANGE. You can also set the Tables property to assign a table name to a range.
For example, the following command will select the range of cells between A1 and E5:
SELECT * FROM Test_xlsx_Sheet1#A1:E5
Accessing shared documents as a database table
You can use the connection property ShowSharedDocuments to list shared excel workbooks as database tables. The tables will be listed along-side user owned workbooks.
Executing SQL to Worksheet Data
See the following to execute data manipulation SQL to worksheets and ranges: