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Upload .xls file to SQL Server table w ASP.NET app

By chip ·
Here's what I have to do:
1. Allow user to locate a .xls file on their machine
2. Upload this .xls data into an existing table on a remote SQL Server

I can pull the file from my local machine to another directory on the local machien, but can't figure out have to configure the saveas() to save on the remote db server.

It seems you have to save the the db server first on the hard drive, then you can insert the .xls file data into the table.

Here's my code so far that works to save on the local machine to another directory on that local machine:

Dim getmyFile As HttpPostedFile = myfile.PostedFile
If IsNothing(getmyFile) Then
Label2.Text = "Please select a file to upload"
If getmyFile.ContentLength = 0 Then
Label2.Text = "Cannot upload zero length File"
Dim ServerFileName As String = Path.GetFileName(myfile.PostedFile.FileName)
getmyFile.SaveAs("C:\TestSaving\" & ServerFileName)
Label2.Text = "Successful upload to C:\TestSaving\" & ServerFileName
Dim strSQL As String
Dim err As Integer
strSQL = "Insert into ActivityTest Select * FROM OPENROWSET"
strSQL &= "('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0','Excel 8.0;Database=D:\testing.xls;"
strSQL &= "HDR = YES ','SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]')"
Label3.Text = strSQL.ToString()
Dim cmd As New SqlCommand(strSQL, sCon1)
err = "Select @@Error"
If err <> 0 Then
Label4.Text = err.ToString()
Label4.Text = "No Error...line **!"
End If
Catch ex As Exception
Label2.Text = "Line 82 Error Updating Table: "
Label2.Text &= ex.Message
End Try
End If

Any books that you know of to help with this topic, since I'm sure I'll be doing more of it in the future, will be apppreciated too!

Thanks for the help in advance!!!!

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