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Reading an Excel File using Java

Sathish Mandapaka

Joined: Dec 15, 2005
Posts: 7
Hi people,
I wanted to know if there is any way to read data from an Excel spread sheet by using Java code and doing some function such as sending a mail depending upon the data which is read from the file.
I wish to write an application but am stuck up at how to start it up.PLease do help me in this issue.

Thanks and Regards,
Sathish Mandapaka
Srinivasa Raghavan
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Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 1228
I'm not sure whether an excel sheet can be read from java code using POI API , Google for POI or check it out in apache site.

The other way is to use JDBC, consider the excel sheet as a back end and you can read it by jdbc code
[ December 15, 2005: Message edited by: Srinivasa Raghavan ]

Thanks & regards, Srini
MCP, SCJP-1.4, NCFM (Financial Markets), Oracle 9i - SQL ( 1Z0-007 ), ITIL Certified
Arvind Sampath
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Joined: May 11, 2005
Posts: 144
Excel sheets can be read using the POI utility. You can download the necessary documentation and the jar file from here
[ December 15, 2005: Message edited by: Arvind Sampath ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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