Get excel sheet names

By Mash B

How do we get the excel sheet names from xls file. Its basically useful while processing xls file using c# code to loop through all the sheets and fetch the data.

private String[] GetExcelSheetNames(string excelFile)
{
OleDbConnection objConn = null;
System.Data.DataTable dt = null;

  try
  {
    // Connection String. Change the excel file to the file you

    // will search.

    String connString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" +
        "Data Source=" + excelFile + ";Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;";
    // Create connection object by using the preceding connection string.

    objConn = new OleDbConnection(connString);
    // Open connection with the database.

    objConn.Open();
    // Get the data table containg the schema guid.

    dt = objConn.GetOleDbSchemaTable(OleDbSchemaGuid.Tables, null);

    if(dt == null)
    {
      return null;
    }

    String[] excelSheets = new String[dt.Rows.Count];
    int i = 0;

    // Add the sheet name to the string array.

    foreach(DataRow row in dt.Rows)
    {
      excelSheets[i] = row["TABLE_NAME"].ToString();
      i++;
     }

    // Loop through all of the sheets if you want too...

    for(int j=0; j < excelSheets.Length; j++)
    {
      // Query each excel sheet.

    }

    return excelSheets;
  }
  catch(Exception ex)
  {
    return null;
  }
  finally
  {
    // Clean up.

    if(objConn != null)
    {
      objConn.Close();
      objConn.Dispose();
    }
    if(dt != null)
    {
      dt.Dispose();
    }
  }
}

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