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From David Fisher <dfis...@jmlafferty.com>
Subject Re: First time Queries on Apache - POI
Date Sun, 13 Jun 2010 06:44:18 GMT
> Hello Parag,
> 1, Yes you can. It will be best to write code that targets the classes in
> the SS usermodel package as this will allow you to seamlessly process both
> file types. There are a few examples of how to do this - and if you are at
> all unclear of course, just post a question to this list - but you will
> basically be creating code that uses top level classes such as Workbook,
> Sheet, Row, Cell, CellStyle, etc that are shored by both the HSSF and XSSF
> streams. There are no real complications to this, it does future proof your
> code to some extent and it removes the need to maintain two different code
> bases.
> 2. Yes, it should simply be a matter of making the archives avaliable to the
> code at compile time and at runtime by setting your classpath appropriately.
> I do not have the complete list of archives that you will need to reference
> to hand at the moment but this has apperaed in quite a few posts and you
> will soon find out what you need as you start to compile and run some code.
> 3e. Sorry, I cannot answer this question as I have no experience whatsoever
> of Solaris. Having siad that, I would not expect you to need anything extra
> as the releases usually include all of the necessary dependencies - xmlbeans
> and the like.

Yegor and I live on Solaris and have no trouble.


> Yours
> Mark B
> paragkalra wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am soon planning to use Apache - POI to process excel sheets. I have
>> following queries on it.
>> 1. Can it process both xls and xlsx excel sheets.
>> 2. I intend to use it on solaris having JDK 1.6 available. I have
>> downloaded
>> the package Apache - POI containing Jar files. So I believe I just need to
>> include those in my code to process the excel sheets. Kindly correct me if
>> I
>> am wrong.
>> 3. Is there any other dependency to be able to use it on Solaris.
>> Cheers,
>> Parag
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