jayt.dev jayt.dev - 1 year ago 89
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Populating a dataset from a CSV file

I would like to read the contents of a CSV file and create a dataset.
I am trying like this:

var lines = File.ReadAllLines("test.csv").Select(a => a.Split(';'));
DataSet ds = new DataSet();

but apparently this is not correct.

Answer Source

You need to run a SELECT statement against the CSV file to fill the dataset:

Edit: here's some sample code from http://carllbrown.blogspot.co.uk/2007/09/populate-dataset-from-csv-delimited_18.html

string FileName = ...
OleDbConnection conn = new OleDbConnection
       ("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OleDb.4.0; Data Source = " + 
         Path.GetDirectoryName(FileName) + 
         "; Extended Properties = \"Text;HDR=YES;FMT=Delimited\"");


OleDbDataAdapter adapter = new OleDbDataAdapter
       ("SELECT * FROM " + Path.GetFileName(FileName), conn);

DataSet ds = new DataSet("Temp");