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I have a complicated Excel (2007) template with pivot tables, etc. Now I want to automate the excel generation process: fill in the data to this template, auto-refresh the datasource/pivot table, save the file, etc. All automatically done in Java. Is it possible? Is POI capable of doing this? Thanks for any input.
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I have used JExcelApi in the past with good results. It probably depends on exactly what you want to do with the excel file, but what you described above is very similar to what I was doing, ie. opening a template file, filling in data values, saving the file with a new name, etc.
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believe poi also supports that
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I used to use Formula One many years ago - I believe it was doing from java perhaps not all but very many
Excel functions. Now it is called ReportingEngines from Actuate - it probably should help.
Whether it is worth paying money for it, or rather use POI - that's another question.
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JReports you can use !
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Thanks for the replies. I'm using Excel 2007, seems JExcelApi doesn't support Excel 2007? My purpose is to automate the excel file generation, i.e. auto refresh pivot table data, etc. Thanks for any further input.
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Looks like Actuate eSpreadsheet does support Excel 2007, see:
http://www.xlsoft.com/jp/products/actuate/pdf/Actuate_Supported_Products_10_eSE.pdf


 
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