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Accessing an Excel file inside a WAR file

Eugene Abarquez
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Joined: May 18, 2006
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Hello All,

I don't know where to place this appropriately, so I'll just post it here. I have an Excel file that I packaged with my WAR file, which I am using as a template for a certain download. When the user clicks a button, this file is read and it's content is saved as a downloaded file. The thing is, I am having problems accessing the Excel file. It seems like I cannot read the file inside the WAR. I tried accessing the same file, now saved in a directory outside of my WAR file, and the file is downloaded correctly. Does anybody out there knows how to correctly access a file inside a WAR file?

Thanks in advance.


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Alex Sotin
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hi, please put here part of your code, where you're trying access to your excel file.


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Tim Holloway
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I had an app like that. I think you should be able to treat the spreadsheet like it was an ordinary HTML or JSP page. Only problem you might have is in MIME types, where the user's browser might decide to do something with it.

However, in my app, I had to write a servlet that opened the file as a Java resource and copied it to the response stream. I think that was so I could add custom headers to the response stream.


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Eugene Abarquez
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Thanks guys. I was able to resolve the issue. Thanks for your input.
 
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