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Cells.ImportDataTable() Not Working For Boolean DataType

Hello Lawrence,

I think I might have stumbled upon a bug in the Cells.ImportDataTable() method, and wanted to report it… Here the some C# code to reproduct it:

DataTable table = new DataTable();
table.Columns.Add(“BooleanColumn”, typeof(System.Boolean));
DataRow row = table.NewRow();
row[“BooleanColumn”] = true;
cells.ImportDataTable(table, false, 0, 0);

When I run that chunk of code, I get the following Exception:

System.Exception: Cell contains no data

The Cells.ImportDataTable() function seems to work for Strings, Ints, DateTimes, and Decimals, but not for Booleans…

Am I doing something wrong???



Hi Dana,

No one asked for booleans before :). Now it’s available. Please download fix and have a try.

Thanks again for the prompt response… I’ll give it a try…:slight_smile:


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// Create directory if it is not already present.
bool IsExists = System.IO.Directory.Exists(dataDir);
if (!IsExists)

// Instantiating a Workbook object            
Workbook workbook = new Workbook();

// Obtaining the reference of the worksheet
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

// Instantiating a "Products" DataTable object
DataTable dataTable = new DataTable("Products");

// Adding columns to the DataTable object
dataTable.Columns.Add("Product ID", typeof(Int32));
dataTable.Columns.Add("Product Name", typeof(string));
dataTable.Columns.Add("Units In Stock", typeof(Int32));

// Creating an empty row in the DataTable object
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// Creating another empty row in the DataTable object
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// Where true specifies that the column names of the DataTable would be added to
// The worksheet as a header row
worksheet.Cells.ImportDataTable(dataTable, true, "A1");

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Import data into worksheet

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