The DataBindProperties object provides the means to change how data is imported using ExcelTemplate.

The DataBindingProperties object controls how the data is bound when the BindData method is called.  The DataBindingProperties can control the maximum number of rows that are imported, whether the data is transposed and which worksheet the data is imported to. 

In this sample, we use two DataBindingProperties objects-topEmployeeProperties and allEmployeeProperties-to create two different worksheets: one containing only the 10 employees with the most sales and one containing all the sales employees.  By setting the MaxRows property to 10 with the topEmployeeProperties object, we are able to display only the top 10 sales people in the AdventureWorks database. 


  public void GenerateReport()
            //Open the template file
            ExcelTemplate xlt = new ExcelTemplate();
            //Get the data to bind to the template
            DataTable salesPeople = getSalesPeople();
            DataTable salesPeople2 = getSalesPeople();
            //We will bind the data in two places, using the same data source name.
            //In the "Top 10" worksheet we will place the 10 sales people who have
            //earned the most money from sales this year
            DataBindingProperties topEmployeesProperties = xlt.CreateDataBindingProperties();
            topEmployeesProperties.MaxRows = 10;
            topEmployeesProperties.WorksheetName = "Top 10";
            //In the "Employees" worksheet, we will place all sales people
            DataBindingProperties allEmployeesProperties = xlt.CreateDataBindingProperties();
            allEmployeesProperties.WorksheetName = "Employees";
            //Bind the data to the template. While the same data object cannot be bound
            //in two different places, we can have data sources on two different worksheets
            //that have the same name, so long as we specify which worksheet we want to bind
            //to in the DataBindingProperties object.
            xlt.BindData(salesPeople, "SalesPerson", topEmployeesProperties);
            xlt.BindData(salesPeople2, "SalesPerson", allEmployeesProperties);
            //Process the template, and save it.

        private DataTable getSalesPeople()
            DataTable dt = new DataTable();
            dt.Columns.Add("FirstName", typeof(string));
            dt.Columns.Add("LastName", typeof(string));
            dt.Columns.Add("SalesYTD", typeof(double));
            dt.Rows.Add("Linda", "Mitchell", 5200475.231);
            dt.Rows.Add("Jae", "Pak", 5015682.231);
            dt.Rows.Add("Michael", "Blythe", 4557045.0459);
            dt.Rows.Add("Jillian", "Carson", 3857163.6332);
            dt.Rows.Add("Ranjit", "Varkey Chudukatil", 3827950.238);
            dt.Rows.Add("David", "Campbell", 3587378.426);
            dt.Rows.Add("Jose", "Saraiva", 3189356.247);
            dt.Rows.Add("Shu", "Ito", 3018725.486);
            dt.Rows.Add("Tsvi", "Reiter", 2811012.715);
            dt.Rows.Add("Rachel", "Valdez", 2241204.042);
            dt.Rows.Add("Tete", "Mensa-Annan", 1931620.184);
            dt.Rows.Add("Garrett", "Vargas", 1764938.986);
            dt.Rows.Add("Lynn", "Tsoflias", 1758385.926);
            dt.Rows.Add("Stephen", "Jiang", 677558.4653);
            dt.Rows.Add("Amy", "Alberts", 636440.251);
            dt.Rows.Add("Syed", "Abbas", 219088.8836);
            dt.Rows.Add("Pamela", "Ansman-Wolfe", 0);
            return dt;