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How to Merge Cells in Excel Spreadsheet 

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 merge Cells in Excel Spread sheet.

File Name  :  
com/bethecoder/tutorials/jexcelapi/write/MergeCellsTest.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.format.Alignment;
import jxl.format.Border;
import jxl.format.BorderLineStyle;
import jxl.format.Colour;
import jxl.format.VerticalAlignment;
import jxl.read.biff.BiffException;
import jxl.write.Label;
import jxl.write.WritableCellFormat;
import jxl.write.WritableFont;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;
import jxl.write.WriteException;

public class MergeCellsTest {

  /**
   @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/MergeCells.xls"));
    WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("My Sheet"0);
    
    // Create cell font and format
    WritableFont cellFont = new WritableFont(WritableFont.TIMES, 16);
    cellFont.setColour(Colour.BLUE);
    
    WritableCellFormat cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat(cellFont);
    cellFormat.setBackground(Colour.ORANGE);
    cellFormat.setAlignment(Alignment.CENTRE);
    cellFormat.setVerticalAlignment(VerticalAlignment.CENTRE);
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.ALL, BorderLineStyle.THIN);
    
    
    //Merge col[0-3] and row[1]
    sheet.mergeCells(0131);
    Label lable = new Label(01
        "BE THE CODER", cellFormat);
    sheet.addCell(lable);
    
    
    //Merge col[0-5] and row[3-5]
    sheet.mergeCells(0355);
    lable = new Label(03
        "BE THE CODER", cellFormat);
    sheet.addCell(lable);
    
    
    //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,
merge-cells.gif


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