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From William Graham <william.gra...@vanderbilt.edu>
Subject Re: Newbie: Problem using XSSFEventBasedExcelExtractor in 3.7 beta1
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2010 16:08:53 GMT
Thanks so much for the answer, Nick! Makes sense to me now.

Nick Burch <nick.burch <at> alfresco.com> writes:

> That's because in the file format, empty cells really aren't there!
> (.xlsx is a zip file of XML files, so you can unzip it and see for 
> yourself. Empty cells are skipped.) When using the usermodel, we can 
> detect this and return an empty cell for you if requested. If you're using 
> the event model, you're much too low down and it's all up to you...


We'll see ... I'd enjoy the challenge. It's just a matter of finding the 
time.  :) 

> If this matters to you, I'd suggest you try writing similar logic for 
> XSSF. If you do get it working, do please send in the patch! :)
> 
> Nick
> 


Thanks again,
William


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