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Hi Murat,

I am making an application in which I am importing excel file and storing data to my database.

I am using "Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel" for excel functions. But when Importing data it shows me an error which I have shown in Image.

The problem I found is if we want to use "Interop", we should have an Office installed on server which is not possible for me.

Please provide me any solution or alternative code to import excel files in my application.

I am not getting solution from anywhere. Please help me.


Hi there,

Yes, that error says that Excel is not properly installed on the machine you are running that application. You can try other solutions than Office.

Here is an answered question on StackOverflow which redirects to the EPPlus Project. It already has an example code.

FileInfo existingFile = new FileInfo(FilePath);
using (ExcelPackage package = new ExcelPackage(existingFile))
   // get the first worksheet in the workbook
   ExcelWorksheet worksheet = package.Workbook.Worksheets[1];
   int col = 2; //The item description
   // output the data in column 2
   for (int row = 2; row < 5; row++)
       Console.WriteLine("\tCell({0},{1}).Value={2}", row, col, worksheet.Cells[row, col].Value);

   // output the formula in row 5
   Console.WriteLine("\tCell({0},{1}).Formula={2}", 3, 5, worksheet.Cells[3, 5].Formula);                
   Console.WriteLine("\tCell({0},{1}).FormulaR1C1={2}", 3, 5, worksheet.Cells[3, 5].FormulaR1C1);

} // the using statement automatically calls Dispose() which closes the package.

Note that there are other answers as well that you may want to try according to your needs.

Hope that helps.



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