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From David Fisher <dfis...@jmlafferty.com>
Subject Re: newbie spreadsheet question
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2010 13:57:28 GMT

> I saw in the list archives that in 2002 someone was thinking about writing
> something for POI for spreadsheets to allow recalculation of formulas in a
> sheet/workbook.  Did that ever get done?  I am having trouble finding
> evidence one way or the other.

Yes, you can do that. See http://poi.apache.org/spreadsheet/eval.html

There are issues you may encounter like User Defined Functions and VBA Macros, but there are
ways around those if you are willing to work through the issues.

> Also if someone could give me a hint how to do a text search on the list
> archives I would appreciate knowing that too.  (I used google and got a
> hit...is that the best way it's done?)

Here is one way:



Search box is at the bottom.


> Michael F.

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