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How to set Excel Column Width 

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 Column Width 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.WritableFont;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;
import jxl.write.WriteException;

public class CellWidthTest {

   @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/CellWidth.xls"));
    WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("My Sheet"0);
    // Create cell font and format
    WritableFont cellFont = new WritableFont(WritableFont.TIMES, 12);
    WritableCellFormat cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat(cellFont);
    cellFormat.setBorder(Border.ALL, BorderLineStyle.THIN);
    //Set cell width in CHARS
    int col = 2;
    int widthInChars = 3;
    sheet.setColumnView(col, widthInChars);
    sheet.addCell(new Label(col, 1"A", cellFormat));    
    col = 3;
    widthInChars = 4;
    sheet.setColumnView(col, widthInChars);
    sheet.addCell(new Label(col, 1"BB", cellFormat));  
    col = 4;
    widthInChars = 16;
    sheet.setColumnView(col, widthInChars);
    sheet.addCell(new Label(col, 1"CCCCC", 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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