Import From Excel


I have an xls file formatted like so:

Loc Nbr jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct           .....
0000000 9.86 9.85 0 0 0 10.03 9.96 9.94 9.93 9.92         .....
0000021 9.46 9.58 9.49 9.5 9.7 9.67 9.84 9.67 9.59 9.68         ......

But I changed my table structure to this:

Loc Nbr   Month Value
0000021   jan 9.46
0000021   feb 9.58

My goal is to copy the data from my xls sheet into a SQL table. But I don't know how to manipulate the cells so that it all lines up correctly.

Any ideas?


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You can use the OPENDATASOURCE function in a SQL sentence so you can copy from Excel to SQL Server directly.

You have a full explanation here:

Hope this helps


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12/19/2008 6:09:51 PM


Ok U have to use Unpivot command then

Try The Below Example

I am showing U the Example Using


I am assuming that U have ur excel File at this path



In Excel


Loc Nbr jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
0000000 9.86 9.85 0 0 0 10.03 9.96 9.94 9.93 9.92 0 0
0000021 9.46 9.58 9.49 9.5 9.7 9.67 9.84 9.67 9.59 0 0 0


 In Sql

Create table Test_Final_Excel

([Loc Nbr] varchar(20),[month] varchar(10),[Value] numeric(18,2))



Now To Insert in Sql U have To Do This

For First Time To Enable The Import option exec this

sp_configure 'show advanced options',1

reconfigure with override


sp_configure 'Ad Hoc Distributed Queries',1

reconfigure with override






INSERT INTO Test_Final_Excel

([Loc Nbr],[month],[Value])

SELECT [Loc Nbr], [month], [Value]



SELECT [Loc Nbr], [jan], [feb] ,[mar] ,[apr],[may] ,[jun] ,[jul] ,[aug] ,[sep] ,[oct] ,[nov] ,[dec]

FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',

'Excel 8.0;Database=C:\Test.xls', [Sheet1$])

) as p


([Value] FOR [month] IN ([jan], [feb] ,[mar] ,[apr],[may] ,[jun] ,[jul] ,[aug] ,[sep] ,[oct] ,[nov] ,[dec] ))

AS Unpvt


--To Test That Rows Has Inserted

SELECT [Loc Nbr], [month], [Value] from Test_Final_Excel


Loc Nbr month Value

-------------------- ---------- ---------------------------------------

0000000 jan 9.86

0000000 feb 9.85

0000000 mar 0.00

0000000 apr 0.00

0000000 may 0.00

0000000 jun 10.03

0000000 jul 9.96

0000000 aug 9.94

0000000 sep 9.93

0000000 oct 9.92

0000000 nov 0.00

0000000 dec 0.00

0000021 jan 9.46

0000021 feb 9.58

0000021 mar 9.49

0000021 apr 9.50

0000021 may 9.70

0000021 jun 9.67

0000021 jul 9.84

0000021 aug 9.67

0000021 sep 9.59

0000021 oct 0.00

0000021 nov 0.00

0000021 dec 0.00

(24 row(s) affected)







I have given U the logic Of How to convert that data of excel

I f U want to use that to insert from front end

U can Use the same query of Unpivot and can insert from that


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