Write an excel file in java using Apache POI

Requirment – How to write an excel file in Java

Solutions– Well Apache POI is answer.This API will help you a lot.you have to download and add the POI JAR file to your project’s class path. The Apache POI JAR file can be found http://poi.apache.org/download.html

Following is code –

public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
    // Directory path where the xls file will be created
    String filePath = "C:/Vinay/ApachePoi/VinayExcel.xls";
    FileOutputStream fout = new FileOutputStream(filePath );
    ByteArrayOutputStream outputStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
    HSSFWorkbook workBook = new HSSFWorkbook();
    // Create the spreadsheet
    HSSFSheet spreadSheet = workBook.createSheet("vinay_sheet");
    // Create the first row
    HSSFRow row = spreadSheet.createRow((short) 0);
    // Create the cells and write to the file
    HSSFCell cell;
    cell = row.createCell(0);
    cell.setCellValue(new HSSFRichTextString("Vinay"));
    cell = row.createCell(1);
    cell.setCellValue(new HSSFRichTextString("Kumar"));

Happy coding with Vinay in techartifact


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