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Excel and Word from java

karl koch
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Joined: May 25, 2001
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hi
i'll have to create MS WORD and MS EXCEL documents from a java app (the 2000 versions, if possible).
a quick search lead me to apaches POI.
anybody here who is using this ?
is it good, stable, has all the features required, does it come in a nice box :-)
what is your oppinion ?
any other products i should consider ? (commercial/non commercial. pure java (no dll as jacob))
thanks
k
Barry Andrews
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Joined: Sep 05, 2000
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I am using POI in a project right now to access and write to xls files. So far, I have no complaints. The API is very thorough and easy to use.
Barry
karl koch
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Joined: May 25, 2001
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hi barry
does POI support charts ? i think i read it does not yet.
the reports i need to create are quite easy
just some numbers i get out of the DB, no calculations on the excel side. for the numbers, normally, i need to create a chart (bar, pie, line...whatever user wants).
thanks,
karl
Barry Andrews
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Joined: Sep 05, 2000
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Hmmmm... Not sure about charts. I have not had to use them. There is a ChartRecord class in the org.apache.poi.hssf.record package, but I'm not sure if that's what you want. Maybe check out the javadocs and see: http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/javadocs/
Good luck!
Barry
 
 
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