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How to add Border 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 Cell border 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.write.Label;
import jxl.write.WritableCellFormat;
import jxl.write.WritableSheet;
import jxl.write.WritableWorkbook;
import jxl.write.WriteException;

public class CellBorderTest {

   @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/Borders.xls"));

    WritableSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet("My Sheet"0);
     * Add cells with different border styles
    addCell(sheet, Border.LEFT, BorderLineStyle.DOTTED, 11"Left - dotted");
    addCell(sheet, Border.RIGHT, BorderLineStyle.DASHED, 13"Right - dashed");
    addCell(sheet, Border.TOP, BorderLineStyle.DOTTED, 15"Top - dotted");
    addCell(sheet, Border.BOTTOM, BorderLineStyle.DASHED, 17"Bottom - dashed");
    addCell(sheet, Border.ALL, BorderLineStyle.THIN, 19"All - thin");
    //Writes out the data held in this workbook in Excel format

    //Close and free allocated memory 

  private static void addCell(WritableSheet sheet, 
      Border border, 
      BorderLineStyle borderLineStyle, 
      int col, int row, String descthrows WriteException {
    WritableCellFormat cellFormat = new WritableCellFormat();
    cellFormat.setBorder(border, borderLineStyle);
    Label label = new Label(col, row, desc, cellFormat);

It gives the following output,


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