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Need help Connecting to Excel (driver problem)

Farooq Ali
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Joined: Sep 30, 2000
Posts: 43
Hi all
I am having problems connecting to Excel files through ODBC
my code compiles perfectly but when I run it gives me the following error:
java.sql.SQLException: [Microsoft][ODBC Excel Driver] Could not find installable ISAM.
please helpme out.
It happened to me once when I was using VB to connect to an excel file
I re-installed visual studio in which I check the ISAM tabs in the DATA access dir
if any body can help me out on this
Lee Wallen

Joined: Jul 14, 2001
Posts: 10
Try something like:
Class.forName( "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver" );
c = DriverManager.getConnection( "jdbcdbc:excel_dsn", "", "" );
stmnt = c.createStatement();
String query = "select * from [main$] where [Field1]='Test';";
ResultSet rs = stmnt.executeQuery( query );
With a DSN of "excel_dsn" pointing to your Excel workbook file.
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