excel 2007 import into sql server express 2008 r2 RRS feed

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  • Hello. I am trying to get info from an excel 2007 spreadsheet into a table in sql server express 2008 r2. The import method from sql server does not fulfull the import and fails part way thru. I have checked the info for mapping, names, etc and after about 6 tries I give up on the import. I am not fluent in sql. I then tried using a t-sql statement that shows below (trimmed down the insert into). When I run it I get the error below. The spreadsheet and sql server are both on my machine. Is there something different to use?


    Error is: OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' cannot be used for distributed queries because the provider is configured to run in single-threaded apartment mode.

    Insert into tblRequest

    select * from OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
    'Excel 8.0;Database=C:\MY DOCUMENTS\tblChangeRequest.xls;HDR=YES',
    'SELECT * FROM [tblChangeRequest$]')



    Friday, July 29, 2011 10:44 PM


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