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.net – How to create a data provider for use with Excel

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Excel (2010) has functionality to create pivot tables from an external data source like from Access, From Web and other data sources like SQL server and ODBC. Suppose I have created a new database system called X and I want to create the functionality that Excel can connect to this X using a data provider (not an Excel Add-in). What do I develop and where do I start?

How to&Answers:

Excel can use any ADO.NET driver If I’m not mistaken. So all you need to do is to follow the following guide. Here is a more detailed description from MSDN Magazine.

You’ll need to create an OleDb driver if Excel doesn’t support ADO.NET drivers.