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How to copy and update 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 copy and update Cells 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.Colour;
import jxl.write.Label;
import jxl.write.WritableCell;
import jxl.write.WritableCellFormat;
import jxl.write.WritableFont;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;
import jxl.write.WriteException;

public class CellCopyTest2 {

   @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/CopyCell2.xls"));
    WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("My Sheet"0);
    // Create cell font and format
    WritableFont cellFont = new WritableFont(WritableFont.TIMES, 16);
    WritableCellFormat cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat(cellFont);

    // Create the label, specifying content and format
    Label label = new Label(12"ABCD", cellFormat);
    //Create copies of cell in a loop
    WritableCell copiedCell = null;
    WritableCellFormat cpCellFormat = new WritableCellFormat(cellFont);
    for (int i = ; i < ; i ++) {
      //Deep copy cell
      copiedCell = sheet.getWritableCell(12).copyTo(1+ i);
    //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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