USING ADO AND ADO.NET WITH EXCEL: Resources and Known Issues


General
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Q326548 HOW TO: Use Jet OLE DB Provider 4.0 to Connect to ISAM Databases
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q326548
Q257819 HOWTO: Use ADO with Excel Data from Visual Basic or VBA
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q257819
Q303814 HOWTO: Use ADOX with Excel Data from Visual Basic or VBA
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q303814
Q278973 SAMPLE: ExcelADO Shows How to Read/Write Data in Excel Workbooks
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q278973
Q195951 HOWTO: Query and Update Excel Data Using ADO From ASP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q195951

Transferring Data into Excel
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Q247412 INFO: Methods for Transferring Data to Excel from Visual Basic
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q247412
Q295646 HOWTO: Transfer Data from ADO Data Source to Excel with ADO
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q295646
Q246335 HOWTO: Transfer Data from ADO Recordset to Excel with Automation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q246335
Q319951 HOW TO: Transfer Data to Excel by Using SQL Server DTS
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q319951
Q306125 HOW TO: Import Data from SQL Server into Microsoft Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306125

Known Issues
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Q319998 BUG: Memory Leak When You Query Open Excel Worksheet with ADO
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q319998
Q316809 BUG: No ADO Connection Error When Excel Workbook Is Not Found
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q316809
Q314763 FIX: ADO Inserts Data into Wrong Columns in Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q314763
Q316475 PRB: "Operation Must Use an Updateable Query" Error Message
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q316475
Q300948 BUG: Incorrect TABLE_TYPE Is Returned for Excel Worksheets
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q300948
Q294410 ACC2002: Nulls Replaced w/ Next Field's Data Exporting to Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q294410
Q293828 BUG: Excel File Size Grows When You Edit ADO Recordset
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q293828
Q288343 BUG: Excel ODBC Driver Disregards FirstRowHasNames/HDR Setting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q288343
Q246167 PRB: Collating Sequence Error Opening XLS as ADO Recordset
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q246167
Q211378 XL2000: 'Could Not Decrypt File' Error with Password-Protected File
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q211378
Q194124 PRB: Excel Values Returned as NULL Using DAO OpenRecordset (mixed
data types)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q194124
Q189897 XL97: Data Truncated to 255 Characters with Excel ODBC Driver (Rows
To Scan)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q189897

Known Issues - .Net-specific
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Q316831 PRB: Cannot Configure Data Connection to Excel Files in VS .NET
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q316831
Q316756 PRB: Error w/ ADO.NET OLEDbDataAdapter to Modify Excel Workbook
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q316756

VB.Net
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Q318373 HOW TO: Use GetOleDbSchemaTable with Excel in Visual Basic .NET
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q318373
Q316934 HOW TO: Use ADO.NET to Retrieve and Modify Records in Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q316934
Q306022 HOW TO: Transfer Data to Excel Workbook Using Visual Basic .NET
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306022
Q302094 HOWTO: Fill/Retrieve Excel Data Using Arrays From VB .Net
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q302094

Web/ASP
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Q319180 HOWTO: Transform Dataset to Spreadsheet XML for Microsoft Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q319180
Q276488 HOWTO: Use ADODB.Stream to Read Binary Files to the Browser
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q276488
Q257757 INFO: Considerations for Server-Side Automation of Office
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q257757
Q199841 HOWTO: Display ASP Results Using Excel in IE with MIME Types
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q199841
Q195951 HOWTO: Query and Update Excel Data Using ADO From ASP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q195951

Web/ASP.Net - .Net-specific
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Q317719 HOW TO: Export Data in DataGrid on an ASP. NET WebForm to Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q317719
Q311731 HOW TO: Query and Display Excel Data by Using ADO.NET, VB .NET
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q311731
Q308247 HOW TO: Use ASP.NET to Query and Display Database Data in Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q308247
Q307603 HOW TO: Write Binary Files to the Browser Using ASP.NET & VB
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q307603

SQL Server/DTS
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Q321686 HOW TO: Import Data into SQL Server from Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q321686
Q319951 HOW TO: Transfer Data to Excel by Using SQL Server DTS
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q319951
Q306397 HOWTO: Use Excel w/ SQL Linked Servers & Distributed Queries
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306397
Q306125 HOW TO: Import Data from SQL Server into Microsoft Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306125
Q281517 PRB: Transfer of Data from Jet 4.0 OLEDB Source Fails w/ Error
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q281517
Q257757 INFO: Considerations for Server-Side Automation of Office
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q257757
Q236605 PRB: DTS Wizard May not Detect Excel Column Type for Mixed Data
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q236605
Q231880 BUG: Import Wizard Fails if Excel File Open During Import/Export
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q231880t
Q207446 BUG: Cannot Import Excel 97 Spreadsheet with 256 or More Columns
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q207446

XML
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Q285891 HOWTO: Use VB or ASP to Create an XML Spreadsheet for Excel 2002
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q285891
Q278976 HOWTO: Transform Excel XML Spreadsheet for Server-Side Use
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q278976

XML - .Net-specific
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Q319180 HOWTO: Transform Dataset to Spreadsheet XML for Microsoft Excel
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q319180
Q307021 HOW TO: Transfer XML Data to Microsoft Excel 2002 with VB .NET
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q307021

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