Filling the document with data

Introduction

How to fill your created Excel sheet with data from different sources.

Fill from collection

//create a new ExcelPackage
using (ExcelPackage excelPackage = new ExcelPackage())
{
    //create a WorkSheet
    ExcelWorksheet worksheet = excelPackage.Workbook.Worksheets.Add("Sheet 1");

    //create a new list with books
    List<Book> books = new List<Book>();
    
    //add some books to the list
    for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
    {
        Book b = new Book();

        b.id = i;
        b.name = "Name " + i;
        b.category = "Category " + i;
        b.date = DateTime.Now.AddDays(i).AddHours(i);

        books.Add(b);
    }    

    //add all the content from the List<Book> collection, starting at cell A1
    worksheet.Cells["A1"].LoadFromCollection(books);
}

Fill with a DataTable

//create a new ExcelPackage
using (ExcelPackage excelPackage = new ExcelPackage())
{
    //create a datatable
    DataTable dataTable = new DataTable();

    //add three colums to the datatable
    dataTable.Columns.Add("ID", typeof(int));
    dataTable.Columns.Add("Type", typeof(string));
    dataTable.Columns.Add("Name", typeof(string));

    //add some rows
    dataTable.Rows.Add(0, "Country", "Netherlands");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(1, "Country", "Japan");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(2, "Country", "America");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(3, "State", "Gelderland");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(4, "State", "Texas");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(5, "State", "Echizen");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(6, "City", "Amsterdam");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(7, "City", "Tokyo");
    dataTable.Rows.Add(8, "City", "New York");

    //create a WorkSheet
    ExcelWorksheet worksheet = excelPackage.Workbook.Worksheets.Add("Sheet 1");

    //add all the content from the DataTable, starting at cell A1
    worksheet.Cells["A1"].LoadFromDataTable(dataTable, true);
}

Fill with a DataTable from an SQL query or Stored Procedure

//create a new ExcelPackage
using (ExcelPackage excelPackage = new ExcelPackage())
{
    //the query or stored procedure name for the database
    string sqlQuery = "SELECT * FROM myTable";

    //create a datatable
    DataTable dataTable = loadExternalDataSet(sqlQuery);

    //create a WorkSheet
    ExcelWorksheet worksheet = excelPackage.Workbook.Worksheets.Add("Sheet 1");

    //add all the content from the DataTable, starting at cell A1
    worksheet.Cells["A1"].LoadFromDataTable(dataTable, true);
}

//method for retrieving data from the database and return it as a datatable
public static DataTable loadExternalDataSet(string sqlQuery)
{
    DataTable dt = new DataTable();

    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["myConnStr"].ConnectionString))
    using (SqlDataAdapter adapter = new SqlDataAdapter(sqlQuery, connection))
    {
        try
        {
            adapter.Fill(dt);
        }
        catch
        {
        }
    }

    return dt;
}

Manually fill cells

Fill some cells with text.

worksheet.Cells["A1"].Value = "Lorem ipsum";
worksheet.Cells["B2"].Value = "dolor sit amet";
worksheet.Cells["C3"].Value = "consectetur adipiscing";
worksheet.Cells["D4"].Value = "elit sed do eiusmod";

worksheet.Cells["E5"].Value = 12345;
worksheet.Cells["F6"].Value = DateTime.Now;

Fill cell data with a loop, note that row and column indexes start at 1

for (int i = 1; i <= 30; i++)
{
    for (int j = 1; j <= 15; j++)
    {
        worksheet.Cells[i, j].Value = "Row " + i + ", Column " + j;
    }
}


2016-12-14
2016-12-14
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