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how to write servlet output to a spreadsheet (like EXCEL) style file ?

steve francisco
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I want to have a servlet generate a spreadsheet style document (like EXCEL file) for user to download. But I don't like the simple .csv file format. What should I do ? Any suggestion ?

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steve
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Steve,
Take a look at Apache's POI/HSSF project. It is an API that lets you apply formatting and more complex settings in Excel through Java.


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