SQLBulkCopy inserts a new row with NULL values for all columns

c# sqlbulkcopy

Question

I have this code which works fine and loads the excel data into an SQL table. The only problem is that it also inserts a new row with NULL values for all columns.

using (OleDbConnection excel_con = new OleDbConnection(conString))
{
excel_con.Open();
string sheet1 = excel_con.GetOleDbSchemaTable(OleDbSchemaGuid.Tables, null).Rows[0]["TABLE_NAME"].ToString();
DataTable dtExcelData = new DataTable();
 using (OleDbDataAdapter oda = new OleDbDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM [" + Path.GetFileName(excelPath) + "]", excel_con))
            {
                oda.Fill(dtExcelData);
            }
            excel_con.Close();

using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(consString))
            {
                using (SqlBulkCopy sqlBulkCopy = new SqlBulkCopy(con))
                {
                    //Set the database table name
                    sqlBulkCopy.DestinationTableName = "dbo.mySQLTable";


                    sqlBulkCopy.BulkCopyTimeout = 200;

                    sqlBulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add("Employee", "Employee_Name");
                    sqlBulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add("Sal/Hourly", "Sal/Hourly");

                    sqlBulkCopy.ColumnMappings.Add("Total", "Total"); 

                    con.Open();
                    sqlBulkCopy.WriteToServer(dtExcelData);
                    con.Close();
                }
            }
}

This 2988 row is not present in excel, but the code creates it. Any help is appreciated.

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6/17/2016 11:06:23 AM

Accepted Answer

You could change your query to skip empty rows in excel:

"SELECT * FROM [" + Path.GetFileName(excelPath) + "] WHERE [Employee] IS NOT NULL"

This should avoid that empty rows are added to the DataTable. Of course you could also remove them later but it would be less efficient. For example:

dtExcelData = dtExcelData.AsEnumerable()
    .Where(r => !String.IsNullOrEmpty(r.Field<string>("Employee")))
    .CopyToDataTable();
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6/17/2016 11:21:13 AM


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