Reading Microsoft Excel file using JExcel API Java

By using JExcel API, Microsoft Excel files could be read easily. You can find the simple solution below;

First download the latest JExcel Api jar from;
Download from here And put the jxl.jar file in the project’s lib folder.

Here you can see How Excel file looks;

Here is  the reader class for reading Excel files;

package excelreader;

import java.util.Locale;
import jxl.Sheet;
import jxl.Workbook;
import jxl.WorkbookSettings;

* @author tunatore
public class ReadExcel {

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception{

WorkbookSettings workbookSettings = new WorkbookSettings();
workbookSettings.setLocale(new Locale(“en”, “EN”));

File file = new File(ReadExcel.class.getResource(“jxlrwtest.xls“).getFile().replace(“%20″, ” “));
//set the file location for the .xls file
Workbook workbook = Workbook.getWorkbook(file, workbookSettings);
//create workbook object by the settings

Sheet customerSheet = workbook.getSheet(0); //getting the first sheet inside excel document
ReadExcel.readSheet(customerSheet); //start reading Excel document
workbook.close(); // free the memory by closing workbook


private static void readSheet(Sheet sheet) throws Exception {

for (int i = 0; i < sheet.getRows(); i++) { //getting all rows inside excel document
//start looping over rows
System.out.printf(“%-25s %-25s %-25s %-25s %n”,
//format the system output (left aligned)
//reading the first column’s index based row (row[i]) value
//reading the second column’s index based row (row[i]) value
//reading the third column’s  index based row (row[i]) value
//reading the fourth column’s index based row  (row[i]) value

//do any operation here
//such as inserting the document content into a Database


And the results is from the System.out;

You can download the project’s source
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