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java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/dom4j/DocumentException - error encontered

Vivek Doddaguni

Joined: Nov 25, 2012
Posts: 1
I am getting the following error while trying to open an excel file using Junit4 selenium web driver in Eclipse. Code and error is pasted below. I am new to Java. Please help. Thank you.

Error message in ecliplse
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/dom4j/DocumentException
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.OPCPackage.init(
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.OPCPackage.<init>(
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.Package.<init>(
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.ZipPackage.<init>(
at org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.XSSFWorkbook.<init>(
at clsUSPSMatch_WebDeriver.xlRead_TC(
at clsUSPSMatch_WebDeriver.setUp(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
at org.junit.runners.model.FrameworkMethod$1.runReflectiveCall(
at org.junit.runners.model.FrameworkMethod.invokeExplosively(
at org.junit.internal.runners.statements.RunBefores.evaluate(
at org.junit.internal.runners.statements.RunAfters.evaluate(
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.runLeaf(
at org.junit.runners.BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.runChild(
at org.junit.runners.BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.runChild(
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$1.schedule(
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.runChildren(
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.access$000(
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$2.evaluate(


import java.util.regex.Pattern;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

import org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.HSSFSheet;
import org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.HSSFWorkbook;
import org.junit.*;
import static org.junit.Assert.*;
import static org.hamcrest.CoreMatchers.*;
import org.openqa.selenium.*;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

//import statement for excel files - VD Nov/224/2012
//import org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.XSSFWorkbook;
import org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.*;
import* ;
import org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.*;

import org.apache.poi.xssf.eventusermodel.XSSFReader;
import org.apache.poi.xssf.model.SharedStringsTable;
import org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.XSSFRichTextString;
import jxl.Sheet;
import jxl.Workbook;
import jxl.write.Label;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;

import jxl.Cell;
import jxl.Sheet;
import jxl.Workbook;

public class clsUSPSMatch_WebDeriver {
private WebDriver driver;
private String baseUrl;
private StringBuffer verificationErrors = new StringBuffer();

int xRows_Inp, xCols_Inp;
String xData_Inp[][];

public void setUp() throws Exception {

System.out.println("Step1- Starting the browser --> Reached");
driver = new InternetExplorerDriver();
//driver = new FirefoxDriver();
baseUrl = "";

driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

//Procedure to read from an excel file -vd
xlRead_TC("C:\\USPS\\USPSInput.xlsx", 0);


public void testUntitled() throws Exception {

//Declare Global Input Variables -Vivek D
String vRecord, vAddrInp, vCityInp, vZipInp; //

//int xRows_Inp, xCols_Inp;
//String xData_Inp[][];

//Declare Global Output Variables -Vivek D
String vAddr1, vCity1, vAddr2, vCity2,vAddr3, vCity3; //
String vAddr1Pdm, vCity1Pdm, vAddr2Pdm, vCity2Pdm, vAddr3Pdm, vCity3Pdm;

int counter;

// open | |
System.out.println("Step2- Opening the browser --> Reached");
// assertTitle | USPS - The United States Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service) |
assertEquals("USPS - The United States Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service)", driver.getTitle());

// click | id=qt-zip-link |

//For loop to go tjrough the logic 3 times
for (counter = 0; counter < 2; counter ++){
System.out.println("Counter valie is :" + counter);
//driver.findElement(By.linkText("Look Up A ZIP Code")).click();

System.out.println("Step3- clicked the look up a zip code button --> Reached");

// type | id=qz-tAddress | 1000 aviara parkway
driver.findElement("qz-tAddress")).sendKeys("1000 aviara parkway");
// type | id=qz-tCity | carlsbad
// click | |
// click | link=CA - California |
driver.findElement(By.linkText("CA - California")).click();
// type | id=qz-tZip | 92009
// click | id=dofind_btn |
System.out.println("Step4- clicked the find addresses button --> Reached");

//copy the results to output variables
System.out.println("Step5- copy the addresses to output variables --> Reached");

//writing the results to variables - first set
//Initialize Global Output Variables - Vivek D
vAddr1 = ""; vCity1=""; vAddr2=""; vCity2=""; vAddr3=""; vCity3=""; //
vAddr1Pdm = ""; vCity1Pdm = ""; vAddr2Pdm = ""; vCity2Pdm = ""; vAddr3Pdm = ""; vCity3Pdm = ""; //

System.out.println(" The retrieved address1 before: " + vAddr1);
vAddr1 = driver.findElement(By.xpath("html/body/div[2]/div[2]/div/div/div/div/form[2]/div[2]/div[3]/div[2]/div/div/div[3]")).getText();
//vAddr1 = selenium.getText("xpath=html/body/div[2]/div[2]/div/div/div/div/form[2]/div[2]/div[3]/div[2]/div/div/div[3]");
System.out.println(" The retrieved address1 after: " + vAddr1);

System.out.println(" The retrieved city1 before: " + vCity1);
vCity1 = driver.findElement(By.xpath("html/body/div[2]/div[2]/div/div/div/div/form[2]/div[2]/div[3]/div[2]/div/div/div[4]")).getText();
System.out.println(" The retrieved city1 after: " + vCity1);

//writing the results to variables - second set
System.out.println(" The retrieved address2 before: " + vAddr2);
vAddr2 = driver.findElement(By.xpath("html/body/div[2]/div[2]/div/div/div/div/form[2]/div[2]/div[3]/div[2]/div/div[2]/div[3]")).getText();
System.out.println(" The retrieved address2 after: " + vAddr2);

System.out.println(" The retrieved city2 before: " + vCity2);
vCity2 = driver.findElement(By.xpath("html/body/div[2]/div[2]/div/div/div/div/form[2]/div[2]/div[3]/div[2]/div/div[2]/div[4]")).getText();
System.out.println(" The retrieved city2 after: " + vCity2);

//writing the results to variables - third set
System.out.println(" The retrieved address3 before" + vAddr3);
vAddr3 = driver.findElement(By.xpath("html/body/div[2]/div[2]/div/div/div/div/form[2]/div[2]/div[3]/div[2]/div/div[3]/div[3]")).getText();
System.out.println(" The retrieved address3 after" + vAddr2);

System.out.println(" The retrieved city3 before" + vCity3);
vCity3 = driver.findElement(By.xpath("html/body/div[2]/div[2]/div/div/div/div/form[2]/div[2]/div[3]/div[2]/div/div[3]/div[4]")).getText();
System.out.println(" The retrieved city3 after" + vCity3);

//Close the look up window
// click | id=qtmodal-box-closeModal |
} // end for loop - vivek D

public void tearDown() throws Exception {
String verificationErrorString = verificationErrors.toString();
if (!"".equals(verificationErrorString)) {

private boolean isElementPresent(By by) {
try {
return true;
} catch (NoSuchElementException e) {
return false;

public void xlRead_TC(String sPath, int sSheet) throws Exception{
//XSSFWorkbook wb = new XSSFWorkbook();
//XSSFWorkbook workBook = new XSSFWorkbook(destDir);
//Workbook wb = new XSSFWorkbook();
//FileOutputStream f = new FileOutputStream("C:\\USPS\\USPSInput.xlsx",true);
//File inputWorkbook = new File("C:\\USPS\\USPSInput.xlsx");
//Workbook w;
//w = Workbook.getWorkbook(inputWorkbook);

//Workbook book = Workbook.createWorkbook(f);

System.out.println("Step 1B - Opening excel files Reached");
File myxl = new File(sPath);
FileInputStream myStream = new FileInputStream(myxl);
//Workbook w;
//w = Workbook.getWorkbook(myStream);

XSSFWorkbook myWB = new XSSFWorkbook(myStream);
//XSSFSheet mySheet = myWB.getSheetAt(sSheet); // Referring to 1st sheet

//xRows_Inp = mySheet.getLastRowNum()+1;
//xCols_Inp = mySheet.getRow(0).getLastCellNum();
System.out.println("Rows are " + xRows_Inp);
System.out.println("Cols are " + xCols_Inp);

//Workbook[] wbs = new Workbook[] { new HSSFWorkbook(), new XSSFWorkbook() };

//xRows_TC = mySheet.getLastRowNum()+1;
//xCols_TC = mySheet.getRow(0).getLastCellNum();
//System.out.println("Rows are " + xRows_TC);
//System.out.println("Cols are " + xCols_TC);
//xData_TC = new String[xRows_TC][xCols_TC];
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18541

That's because POI needs to have the DOM4J jar in the classpath. You'll find it in your POI download in the ooxml-lib folder.
Prabu Dhanapal

Joined: Aug 12, 2011
Posts: 21
This will help you out.. Have a look..
I agree. Here's the link:
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