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Best API for parsing Excel files

Jehan Jaleel
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Joined: Apr 30, 2002
Posts: 196
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone can tell me what is the best API in the market today for parsing Excel workbooks.

I have heard of POI but is there anything better?
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42609
There is rarely a single "best" for anything. The closest you can get is generally "best for your requirements".

There's also although its development has slowed down compared to POI, and there's no sign that it will ever deal with the Office XML formats (which POI can now handle).

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