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How to add multiple Borders 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 set multiple Cell borders in Excel Spread sheet.

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Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  [email protected]
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.jexcelapi.write;


import jxl.Workbook;
import jxl.format.Border;
import jxl.format.BorderLineStyle;
import jxl.format.Colour;
import jxl.write.Label;
import jxl.write.WritableCellFormat;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;
import jxl.write.WriteException;

public class CellBorderTest2 {

   @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/Borders2.xls"));

    WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("My Sheet"0);
    WritableCellFormat cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat();
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.LEFT, BorderLineStyle.THICK);
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.BOTTOM, BorderLineStyle.THIN);
    Label label = new Label(11"Left Bottom", cellFormat);
    cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat();
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.RIGHT, BorderLineStyle.THICK);
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.TOP, BorderLineStyle.THIN);
    label = new Label(14"Right Top", cellFormat);
    cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat();
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.LEFT, BorderLineStyle.THICK, Colour.BLUE);
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.RIGHT, BorderLineStyle.THICK, Colour.GREEN);
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.TOP, BorderLineStyle.THIN, Colour.ORANGE);
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.BOTTOM, BorderLineStyle.THIN, Colour.GOLD);
    label = new Label(17"Left Right Top Bottom", cellFormat);
    //Writes out the data held in this workbook in Excel format

    //Close and free allocated memory 


It gives the following output,


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