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How to add Comment to Excel Cells 

Java Excel API is an open source java library to read, write and modify Excel spread sheets. This requires the library jxl-2.6.12.jar to be in classpath. The following example shows how to add Cell comments in Excel Spread sheet.

File Name  :  
com/bethecoder/tutorials/jexcelapi/write/CellCommentsTest.java 
Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  kvenkatasudhakar@gmail.com
   
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.jexcelapi.write;

import java.io.File;
import java.io.IOException;

import jxl.Workbook;
import jxl.read.biff.BiffException;
import jxl.write.Label;
import jxl.write.WritableCellFeatures;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;
import jxl.write.WriteException;

public class CellCommentsTest {

  /**
   @param args
   @throws IOException 
   @throws IOException 
   @throws WriteException 
   @throws BiffException 
   */
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows IOException, WriteException {
    //Creates a writable workbook with the given file name
    WritableWorkbook workbook = Workbook.createWorkbook(new File("C:/JXL/Comments.xls"));

    WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("My Sheet"0);
    
    WritableCellFeatures cellFeatures = new WritableCellFeatures();
      cellFeatures.setComment("This is a test comment"42);
      Label label = new Label(12"ABCD");
      label.setCellFeatures(cellFeatures);
      sheet.addCell(label);
      
      cellFeatures = new WritableCellFeatures();
      cellFeatures.setComment("Java Excel API - A Java API to read," +
          " write and modify Excel spreadsheets"34);
      label = new Label(14"XYZ");
      label.setCellFeatures(cellFeatures);
      sheet.addCell(label);
      
    //Writes out the data held in this workbook in Excel format
    workbook.write()

    //Close and free allocated memory 
    workbook.close()
  }

}
   

It gives the following output,
comment.gif


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