Hi All

I have an excel sheet with Chinese characters in them.

I'm using the OLEBE 4.0 Jet Driver in C# Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to read from the Excel sheet and then enter into mySQL database.

The problem isn't with mysql but with C# reading the chinese characters from Excel.

Right now, All I get with chinese characters is question marks "?????????"

MY OLEDB driver should be able to support multi-language but it doesn't seem to be working.

Can anyone help?

 String sConnectionString = 
            "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" +
            @"Data Source=C:\language.xls;" + 
            "Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;"; 

            OleDbConnection objConn = new OleDbConnection(sConnectionString);


            OleDbCommand objCmdSelect = new OleDbCommand("SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]", objConn);
            OleDbDataReader reader = objCmdSelect.ExecuteReader();

            String myConnectionString = "server=;uid=xxxx;pwd=xxxxx;database=xxxxxxx_db;";
            MySqlConnection myConnection = new MySqlConnection(myConnectionString);
 while (reader.Read())

*this is where I generate my sql query