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How to read excel2007 file or both .xls and .xlsx files using apache poi

harini veerapur
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Joined: Jun 29, 2010
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Dear sir,
How to read a .xlsx files using poi ,i am able to read only .xls files using poi and if i read a .xlsx file it throws an exception so give me some sample code to read both .xls and .xlsx files using poi .
Thanks........
Ulf Dittmer
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Note that POI versions before 3.5 do not support XSLX.

If you are, in fact, using a POI version that does support XLSX, post the code you're using. Knowing what exception is thrown would also be useful.


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harini veerapur
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Joined: Jun 29, 2010
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My code as follows...




Thanks...
Ulf Dittmer
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The HSSF* classes are for working with XLS files, not XLSX. There are other classes (in some package called *.ss.*) that work with both formats; the POI documentation has the details on that.
 
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