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From "Kashikar, Yogita (SSD Technology) " <Yogita_Kashi...@ml.com>
Subject RE: Reading value from formula cell
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2005 20:22:38 GMT
Hi Tony,

Thanks for your reply.
I am creating the spread sheet and creating a cell as stated in previous
As a second step( after creating the spread sheet and saving in excel
file) I am opening the excel file and re-reading the formula cell. This
read is always returning me 0.0.
What could be the problem with this ?
Is teher any alternate way to read value from formula cell.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Nelson [mailto:tnelson@starpoint.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 3:17 PM
To: POI Users List
Subject: Re: Reading value from formula cell

Quoting Yogita <yogita_kashikar@ml.com>:

> Hi,
> I am facing difficulties while reading formula cell values with POI
> 2.5.
> I have created formula cell as follows:
> 			cell.setCellType(HSSFCell.CELL_TYPE_FORMULA);
> 			cell.setCellFormula("SUM(D8..F8)");
> And I am reading it as follow:
>    double formulaCellValue = row.getCell((short)
> When read this way(using getNumericCellValue()), I am always getting
> value 
> of 0.0. 
> Any quick help in this regard would be highly appriciated.

POI does not evaluate formulas.  Excel does that.

POI simply puts the forumla in the cell.   In order to get a value, you
have to create the spreadsheet, open it in excel, and then re-read it

This was discussed in detail less than two weeks ago on the list.
Please read
the archives.

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