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Default Importing csv file to SQL Server Using VB.Net

I have a csv file that contains only one column (phone number). There are no headings in the file so the first phone number appears in A1.

I am doing this on my local machine. I got it working with the following code with one exception:

Code:
Private Function ImportLeadFile(ByVal projectfile As String, ByVal sLeadFile As String, ByVal DATABASE As String) As Boolean
        Dim objConn As nsSqlClient.SqlConnection
        Dim ds As New DataSet
        Dim m_strConnection As String = "server=NINEL-D246655F1;Initial Catalog=TimeControl;user id=timeuser;password=timeuser;"

        objConn = New nsSqlClient.SqlConnection
        objConn.ConnectionString = m_strConnection
        objConn.Open()

        ' Make sure the .CSV file exists:
        If File.Exists(sLeadFile) Then
            Try
                ' ------ Load the data from the .CSV file: ----------
                Dim strSQL As String
                strSQL = "Select * " & _
                       " INTO " & DATABASE & ".dbo.[List_staging] " & _
                      "FROM  OPENROWSET('MSDASQL','Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)}; DEFAULTDIR=C:\VoicenetSQL\project\tampa\Politic\" & projectfile & "; Extensions=CSV; HDR=No;','SELECT * FROM at1008.csv') "

                 Dim objCommand As nsSqlClient.SqlCommand
                objCommand = New nsSqlClient.SqlCommand(strSQL, objConn)

                objCommand.CommandText = strSQL
                objCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()
                objConn.Close()
            Catch ex As Exception
                sResultText = sResultText & "<BR>" & ex.Message
            End Try
        End If
End Function
The csv file contains one column of phone numbers with no heading. When the file gets imported into a table the first phone number record is created as a column name. How can I get around this?



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