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From Jeff G <jeffgem...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Reducing the size of POI
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:31:25 GMT
So what about dom4j & xmlbeans?  Are these required for xlsx?

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 6:34 PM, Nick Burch <nick.burch@alfresco.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 26 May 2011, Jeff G wrote:
>> I'm using POI strictly for *reading Excel xls & xlsx *documents.  I'm
>> using this as part of a Java Web Start app with somewhat low bandwidth. POI
>> is by far my biggest size hog.  Is there any way I can reduce the size of
>> this? Are all these libraries needed?  This is what I have...
>> dom4j, poi, poi-contrib, poi-ooxml, poi-ooxml-schemas, poi-scratchpad,
>> xmlbeans
> If you're just doing excel files, you can ditch poi-scratchpad and
> poi-contrib. If you're happy to just work with .xls (not .xlsx), then you
> can cut it back to only the main poi jar. If you need to work with .xlsx
> files, then you need the xml related jars, the poi-ooxml jar, and the cut
> down schemas (poi-ooxml-schemas). You might be able to shrink the
> ooxml-schemas file by excluding the word and powerpoint related bits, ditto
> cutting out the xwpf and xslf parts of poi-ooxml, not sure how much that'd
> save.
> Nick
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