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integrating MS Excel in a Java Program

Himangshu Guhathakurta
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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Hi!,
I want to write a program wherein the data submitted in the GUI frame can be mapped to MS Excel and draw bar graphs and charts.I have taken the input data to MS Access database but could not get to the excel files for charts..
I am new to java, so please help...


SCJP1.4
todd runstein
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Joined: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 64
First of all, keep in mind that "excel" is only available on windows. If you feel that you must read/write in xls format, check out the POI project: http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/

If you're just trying to make charts, don't tie yourself to an expensive application that some of your users won't have. Why not use JFreeChart instead: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jfreechart

Both of these projects are free and open source.
Casper Maxwell
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Joined: Aug 04, 2005
Posts: 88
You may also check these JExcel tips:

http://www.java-tips.org/content/category/5/93/29/
 
 
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