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Java Filesystem manipulation of Word Docx file (find replace text)

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I am attempting to use a simple find and replace method using example code provided below. This is in Beanshell in my app. I am getting an error on the line indicated; Does so if I use 'env' or 'Null'! The logit lines indicate that 'env' is populated and the path coming from a form does exist. (using UNC path to network share).

Error: "Typed variable declaration : Attempt to resolve method: newFileSystem() on undefined variable or class name: FileSystems : at Line: 46 : in file: inline evaluation of: FileSystems .newFileSystem ( docxUri , null )"

Help very much appreciated.

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File zipfile = new File(thisProcess.getFieldValue("txt_Path"));
URI docxUri = new URI("jar:" + zipfile.toURI());

Map env = new HashMap();
importObject( env );
put("create", "false");
put("encoding", "UTF-8");

if(zipfile.exists() && !zipfile.isDirectory())
{
    logit.info("Document EXISTS");
}

logit.info(env);

try
{
    FileSystem zipFS = FileSystems.newFileSystem(docxUri, null); //ERROR ON THIS LINE
    Path documentXmlPath = zipFS.getPath("/word/document.xml");

    DocumentBuilderFactory factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
    factory.setNamespaceAware(true);
    DocumentBuilder builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();
    Document doc = builder.parse(Files.newInputStream(documentXmlPath));

    byte[] content = Files.readAllBytes(documentXmlPath);
    String xml = new String(content, StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
    xml = xml.replace("#DATE#", "2014-09-24");
    xml = xml.replace("#NAME#", StringEscapeUtils.escapeXml("Sniper"));
    content = xml.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8);
    Files.delete(documentXmlPath);
    Files.write(documentXmlPath, content);
}
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Question by:BrightRaven
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Not sure if Beanshell supports APIs of younger age. Why are you using it btw?
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by:BrightRaven
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Hi CEHJ

The IDE built into the BPM application I am using is either Javascript or Beanshell. (its very basic IDE).
The product is supposed to be extensible with full Java!

Just need the simplest method of finding and replacing text in a Docx and saving it back out with a new name. Was considering Docx4J (or similiar) if this method doesn't work.

Wise old owl guidance appreciated.

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Was considering Docx4J (or similiar) if this method doesn't work.
That sounds more direct and less likely to fall over owing to complexity involving extra layers of interpretation
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