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How to read Cell Contents of 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 read the contents of a given Cell as a String.

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

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

import jxl.Cell;
import jxl.Sheet;
import jxl.Workbook;
import jxl.read.biff.BiffException;

public class GetCellContentTest {

  /**
   @param args
   @throws IOException 
   @throws BiffException 
   */
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows BiffException, IOException {
    Workbook workbook = Workbook.getWorkbook(new File("C:/JXL/Test.xls"));
    Sheet firstSheet = workbook.getSheet(0)
    
    Cell a1 = firstSheet.getCell(0,0);
    Cell b2 = firstSheet.getCell(1,1);
    Cell c3 = firstSheet.getCell(2,2);

    String stringa1 = a1.getContents();
    String stringb2 = b2.getContents();
    String stringc3 = c3.getContents()
    
    System.out.println(stringa1);
    System.out.println(stringb2);
    System.out.println(stringc3);
    
    //Close and free allocated memory 
    workbook.close()
    
  }

}
   

It gives the following output,
A1 data
B2 data
C3 data


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