How to: Export MySQL table to Excel


1. Read MySQL Table into DataReader.


publicMySqlDataReader MySQLConnect()


  string strConn = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings[“dbConnectionString”].ConnectionString;

  MySqlConnection conn = newMySqlConnection(strConn);



  string strSQL = “SELECT * FROM om_org_structure_ostr”;

  MySqlCommand cmd = newMySqlCommand(strSQL, conn);


  MySqlDataReader dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();

  return dr;



2. Open Excel file, write to it then save.


publicvoid MySQLToExcel(MySqlDataReader dr,  string strFileName)


  int row = 1;

  Object Opt = Missing.Value;

  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application app = newApplication();

  //Declare Workbook

  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Workbook book;


  //Excel.Worksheet sheet;

  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet xlsSheet;

  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range oRng;


  //Open Spreadsheet

  book = app.Workbooks.Open(strFileName, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt, Opt);


  //Take the first sheet

  xlsSheet = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet)book.Sheets[1];


  while (dr.Read())


    for (int col = 0; col < dr.FieldCount; col++)


      xlsSheet.Cells[row + 1, col + 1] = dr.GetValue(col);






  book.Close(false, false, Missing.Value);



Download the complete code from The sample file name is ConAppMySQLtoExcel.rar. My MSN ID is



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14 Responses to How to: Export MySQL table to Excel

  1. says:

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  2. Avinash Reddy says:


    I didn’t get the complete code can you please help me to get it ?

  3. Hen Path says:

    Hi how can I get the code? I’ve tried it but I couldn’t

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  5. Anqi says:

    Can you give me the complete code plizz…thanks

  6. momo says:

    I can’t get your sample code from skydrive. Would U like to send me your sample code please?

  7. imarielp says:

    Good day! Can you please send it to my email –> <– the complete code/project of this topic? Thanks in advance. 🙂

  8. nodatafound says:

    hi… Can you please send it to my email is for my first job about programing engineer

  9. syed Abuthahir says:

    Can you give me the complete code plz..

  10. Opeyemi says:

    I can’t get the file on the link you provided

  11. mohitverma09 says:

    Hi Can you send your code files? Also are you using an DLL? Thank you for your help.

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