ADO.NET Provider Overview
The Excel Online ADO.NET Provider offers the most natural way to access Excel Online data from any .NET application. Simply use Excel Online Data Provider objects to connect and access data just as you would access any traditional database. You will be able to use the Excel Online Data Provider through Visual Studio Server Explorer, in code through familiar classes, and in data controls like DataGridView, GridView, DataSet, etc.
Using the Excel Online Data Provider
The Excel Online Data Provider wraps the complexity of accessing Excel Online services in an easy-to-integrate, fully managed ADO.NET Data Provider. Applications then access Excel Online through the Excel Online Data Provider with simple Transact-SQL.
The CData ADO.NET Provider for Excel Online hides the complexity of accessing data and provides additional powerful security features, smart caching, batching, socket management, and more.
Working with DataAdapters, DataSets, DataTables, etc.
The Excel Online Data Provider has the same ADO.NET architecture as the native .NET data providers for SQL Server and OLEDB, including ExcelOnlineConnection, ExcelOnlineCommand, ExcelOnlineAdapter, ExcelOnlineDataReader, ExcelOnlineDataSource, ExcelOnlineParameter, etc. Because of this you can now access Excel Online data in an easy, familiar way.
More Than Read-Only: Full Update/CRUD Support
Excel Online Data Provider goes beyond read-only functionality to deliver full support for Create, Read, Update, and Delete operations (CRUD). Your end-users can interact with the data presented by the Excel Online Data Provider as easily as interacting with a database table.
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