OleDB selecting multiple CSVs with first row as field names in C#

So my code looks like this currently, which is all fine and good

String q = "SELECT * FROM "+"test.csv"; try { OleDbConnection cn = new OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=C:\\;Extended Properties=\"Text;HDR=No;FMT=Delimited\""); OleDbDataAdapter da = new OleDbDataAdapter(); DataSet ds = new DataSet(); OleDbCommand cd = new OleDbCommand(q, cn); cn.Open(); da.SelectCommand = cd; ds.Clear(); da.Fill(ds, "CSV"); dataGridView1.DataSource = ds.Tables[0]; cn.Close(); } catch (Exception ex) { MessageBox.Show("There was an issue: " + ex.Message); }

However, I would like to take the first row in my CSV and use that as the field names, so I can do something like

"select a.ID, a.SOMETHING_ELSE from test.csv a" where the CSV looks something like ID,SOMETHING_ELSE,DONT_WANT_THIS 1,blah,I don't want to see this

Yet, from what I see, about all examples on the web show nothing other than select *, and I would like my datagrid to show the headers as the field names selected, instead of F1, F2....

Is this implemented anywhere?


Change your connection string to include HDR=Yes (instead of HDR=No):

OleDbConnection cn = new OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=C:\\;Extended Properties=\"Text;HDR=Yes;FMT=Delimited\"");

For OleDB, the HDR property in the connection string indicates whether or not the first row contains the column names.


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