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hssf numerical types

jeroen dijkmeijer
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Joined: Sep 26, 2003
Posts: 131
I'm wondering.. Am i doing something stupid here or is my poi build (poi-2.5.1-final-20040804.jar) broken?
It looks very basic, the behavior is unexpected, the lib is over 2 years old now and I havent found any claims with the same issues @google normally making me very suspicious of my own qualities.

I've got a cell which does contain a numeric.
But doing cel.getCellType() does not give me a HSSFCell.CELL_TYPE_NUMERIC (0) but 2.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42958
Although that is a number, the cell might be formatted as a formula (which is type 2), and the value might be the result of evaluating the formula. What is the result of calling cel.getCellFormula()?
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