Excel Data Reader 3

I had previously blogged about the reading data from excel. I know many of you guys are using that.

Recently Excel Data Reader has updated to v3. So our old code won’t work. So you need to change two things

  1. Install the nuget – Excel Data reader.dataset in addition to Excel Data Reader
  2. Change the ExcelToDataTable method in the code. PFB – the updated code.

private static DataTable ExcelToDataTable(string fileName, string sheetName) {
           // Open file and return as Stream
           using (var stream = File.Open(fileName, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read)) 
               using (var reader = ExcelReaderFactory.CreateReader(stream)) {

                   var result = reader.AsDataSet(new ExcelDataSetConfiguration() {
                       ConfigureDataTable = (data) => new ExcelDataTableConfiguration() {
                           UseHeaderRow = true
                   //Get all the tables
                   var table = result.Tables;
                   // store it in data table
                   var resultTable = table[sheetName];
                   return resultTable;

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