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How can we know the date format when we get the data from EXCEL using JXL package

Hareesh Ram Chanchali
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Joined: Jan 31, 2005
Posts: 110
Hai,

I am using jxl package to get data...
But how should i know the format of data in the date field of Excel sheet
How can i make my code suitable to get date data in many formats

Can anybody help me....


Hareesh Ram Chanchali
SCJP 5.0, IBM Certified Solution Designer
Nitin Jawarkar
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Joined: Dec 18, 2004
Posts: 79
Hello Hareesh

Why not you try POI package of apache's tomcat hope it will solve you are all problems.
Check it here-

http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/hssf/quick-guide.html#NewSheet



Cheers<br />Nitin
Hareesh Ram Chanchali
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Joined: Jan 31, 2005
Posts: 110
hai nitin,

I am facing problems while reading ...the data from excel sheet ...
That package is not able to identify the actual date fromat....

Do u feel that POI has this facility in reading different kinds of data
I have seen ur link ..but it is all about writing...hope u got me

any how thanks for reply
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 31415
    
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Hareesh,
Yes, POI can also be used for reading a spreadsheet. Link to the POI homepage from Nitin's link.


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