Importing data from existing file

Introduction

How to import data from an existing Excel or CSV file.

Create a DataTable from Excel File

public static DataTable ExcelPackageToDataTable(ExcelPackage excelPackage)
{
    DataTable dt = new DataTable();
    ExcelWorksheet worksheet = excelPackage.Workbook.Worksheets[1];

    //check if the worksheet is completely empty
    if (worksheet.Dimension == null)
    {
        return dt;
    }

    //create a list to hold the column names
    List<string> columnNames = new List<string>();

    //needed to keep track of empty column headers
    int currentColumn = 1;

    //loop all columns in the sheet and add them to the datatable
    foreach (var cell in worksheet.Cells[1, 1, 1, worksheet.Dimension.End.Column])
    {
        string columnName = cell.Text.Trim();

        //check if the previous header was empty and add it if it was
        if (cell.Start.Column != currentColumn)
        {
            columnNames.Add("Header_" + currentColumn);
            dt.Columns.Add("Header_" + currentColumn);
            currentColumn++;
        }

        //add the column name to the list to count the duplicates
        columnNames.Add(columnName);

        //count the duplicate column names and make them unique to avoid the exception
        //A column named 'Name' already belongs to this DataTable
        int occurrences = columnNames.Count(x => x.Equals(columnName));
        if (occurrences > 1)
        {
            columnName = columnName + "_" + occurrences;
        }

        //add the column to the datatable
        dt.Columns.Add(columnName);

        currentColumn++;
    }

    //start adding the contents of the excel file to the datatable
    for (int i = 2; i <= worksheet.Dimension.End.Row; i++)
    {
        var row = worksheet.Cells[i, 1, i, worksheet.Dimension.End.Column];
        DataRow newRow = dt.NewRow();

        //loop all cells in the row
        foreach (var cell in row)
        {
            newRow[cell.Start.Column - 1] = cell.Text;
        }

        dt.Rows.Add(newRow);
    }

    return dt;
}

Import data from CSV file

//set the formatting options
ExcelTextFormat format = new ExcelTextFormat();
format.Delimiter = ';';
format.Culture = new CultureInfo(Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture.ToString());
format.Culture.DateTimeFormat.ShortDatePattern = "dd-mm-yyyy";
format.Encoding = new UTF8Encoding();

//read the CSV file from disk
FileInfo file = new FileInfo("C:\\CSVDemo.csv");

//or if you use asp.net, get the relative path
FileInfo file = new FileInfo(Server.MapPath("CSVDemo.csv"));

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

    //load the CSV data into cell A1
    worksheet.Cells["A1"].LoadFromText(file, format);
}

Import data from Excel file

//create a list to hold all the values
List<string> excelData = new List<string>();

//read the Excel file as byte array
byte[] bin = File.ReadAllBytes("C:\\ExcelDemo.xlsx");

//or if you use asp.net, get the relative path
byte[] bin = File.ReadAllBytes(Server.MapPath("ExcelDemo.xlsx"));

//create a new Excel package in a memorystream
using (MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream(bin))
using (ExcelPackage excelPackage = new ExcelPackage(stream))
{
    //loop all worksheets
    foreach (ExcelWorksheet worksheet in excelPackage.Workbook.Worksheets)
    {
        //loop all rows
        for (int i = worksheet.Dimension.Start.Row; i <= worksheet.Dimension.End.Row; i++)
        {
            //loop all columns in a row
            for (int j = worksheet.Dimension.Start.Column; j <= worksheet.Dimension.End.Column; j++)
            {
                //add the cell data to the List
                if (worksheet.Cells[i, j].Value != null)
                {
                    excelData.Add(worksheet.Cells[i, j].Value.ToString());
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Import data from Excel file with FileUpload Control

//check if there is actually a file being uploaded
if (FileUpload1.HasFile)
{
    //load the uploaded file into the memorystream
    using (MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream(FileUpload1.FileBytes))
    using (ExcelPackage excelPackage = new ExcelPackage(stream))
    {
        //loop all worksheets
        foreach (ExcelWorksheet worksheet in excelPackage.Workbook.Worksheets)
        {
            //loop all rows
            for (int i = worksheet.Dimension.Start.Row; i <= worksheet.Dimension.End.Row; i++)
            {
                //loop all columns in a row
                for (int j = worksheet.Dimension.Start.Column; j <= worksheet.Dimension.End.Column; j++)
                {
                    //add the cell data to the List
                    if (worksheet.Cells[i, j].Value != null)
                    {
                        excelData.Add(worksheet.Cells[i, j].Value.ToString());
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}


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