This question is a bit academic now as my contract at this place is coming rapidly to a close. But for future reference, I'd be very interested in the answer. We're talking about .Net 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Don't limit your responses to this platform though; I'm interested in best practice rather than hacky work-arounds for an elderly platform. The company where I've been working runs different DEV, SIT, UAT and PROD databases. They have connection strings for all four databases in their app.config file, but only one is uncommented at any given time. To do a SIT build, …

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I've seen a lot of posts over time relating to importing and exporting CSV. Most of the answers involve using TextReader.readline and String.split, [B]which will not work[/B] with any but the simplest data. When you are writing for users who have the expectation that your application will work with anything they export from Excel, you will have to cover all the CSV bases. I hope that this post will give you a clear idea of what you're involving yourself in when you decide you need to read a CSV file. The characteristics of CSV data are: [LIST=1] [*]The comma character …

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The End.