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Thread: Unable to establish connection to excel using JDBC:ODBC connection less statement

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    Default Unable to establish connection to excel using JDBC:ODBC connection less statement

    I have failed with all possibilities that I know to make this program success. Need your help.

    Getting error as
    java.sql.SQLException: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified

    Program goes like this.

    import java.sql.*;
    public class ExcelConnection {

    public static void main (String[] args){
    Connection conn = getConnection("TEST.xls");
    Statement stmt = conn.createStatement();
    catch(Exception e){


    public static Connection getConnection(String excel) throws Exception {
    String xls_path="C:";
    xls_path=xls_path.replace("\\", "/");
    String xls=xls_path+"/"+excel;
    String url = "jdbcdbcriver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};DBQ="+xls; //$NON-NLS-1$
    return DriverManager.getConnection(url);


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