# Reading date data in Excel in. net

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Author: User

Reading text from Excel, numeric data is very simple, there is no other conversion in Excel,
However, a problem occurs when reading date data:
The date data saved in Excel is actually a timestamp, which starts from January 1, 1900.
That is to say, 1900-1-1 is represented as 1 in Excel.
OK. After understanding this principle, you can start the operation:

Static   Readonly Datetime march1st1900 =   New Datetime ( 1900 , 03 , 01 );
Static   Readonly Datetime december31st1899 =   New Datetime ( 1899 , 12 , 31 );
Static   Readonly Timespan after1stmarchadjustment =   New Timespan ( 1 , 0 , 0 , 0 );

Public   Static Datetime convertexceldatetodate ( String Exceldate)
{
Timespan TS = Timespan. parse (exceldate );
Datetime dt = December31st1899 + TS;
If (DT > = March1st1900)
{
}
Return DT;
}

Train of Thought reference
Http://blogs.msdn.com/eric_carter/archive/2004/08/14/214713.aspx
1. You cannot directly convert the date data read from an Excel file to datetime, and an exception is thrown.
2. It should be calculated from 1899-12-31, rather
3. data before January 1, does not need to be added.

I don't know if it is. Net or Excel ???

PS: I used. NET 1.1 + Excel 2003

AllCode:
Create an Excel file. In sheet1, enter A1, A2, and A3, respectively, 1900-1-1, 1900-2-28, and 1900-3-1.

The following code is C:

Class Exceldatetest
{
Static   Readonly Datetime march1st1900 =   New Datetime ( 1900 , 03 , 01 );
Static   Readonly Datetime december31st1899 =   New Datetime ( 1899 , 12 , 31 );
Static   Readonly Timespan after1stmarchadjustment =   New Timespan ( 1 , 0 , 0 , 0 );

Public   Static Datetime convertexceldatetodate ( String Exceldate)
{
Timespan TS = Timespan. parse (exceldate );
Datetime dt = December31st1899 + TS;
If (DT > = March1st1900)
Return DT;
}

Static   Void Main ( String [] ARGs)
{
String Filename =   @" E: \ project \ exceltest \ dt.xls " ; // Excel File Location
Excel. Application app =   New Excel. Application ();
Excel. workbooks = App. workbooks;
Excel. _ workbook = Workbooks. Open (filename, type. Missing, type. Missing,
Type. Missing,
Type. Missing,
Type. Missing, type. Missing );
Excel. Sheets sheets = Workbook. worksheets;
Excel. worksheet Sheet = (Excel. worksheet) sheets [ 1 ];

String S = Sheet. get_range ( " A1 " , Type. Missing). value2.tostring ();
Datetime dt = Convertexceldatetodate (s );
Console. writeline (DT );
S = Sheet. get_range ( " A2 " , Type. Missing). value2.tostring ();
Console. writeline (convertexceldatetodate (s ));
S = Sheet. get_range ( " A3 " , Type. Missing). value2.tostring ();
Console. writeline (convertexceldatetodate (s ));
App =   Null ;
GC. Collect ();
}
}

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