Handling large data writing to Excel using SXSSF Apache POI

This tutorial will show you how to write large data to an Excel file using Apache POI using SXSSF.

The theoretical text and concept have been borrowed from http://poi.apache.org/spreadsheet/how-to.html#sxssf

SXSSF (package: org.apache.poi.xssf.streaming) is an API-compatible streaming extension of XSSF to be used when very large spreadsheets have to be produced, and heap space is limited. SXSSF achieves its low memory footprint by limiting access to the rows that are within a sliding window, while XSSF gives access to all rows in the document. Older rows that are no longer in the window become inaccessible, as they are written to the disk.

You can specify the window size at workbook construction time via new SXSSFWorkbook(int windowSize) or you can set it per-sheet via SXSSFSheet#setRandomAccessWindowSize(int windowSize)

When a new row is created via createRow() and the total number of unflushed records would exceed the specified window size, then the row with the lowest index value is flushed and cannot be accessed via getRow() anymore.

The default window size is 100 and defined by SXSSFWorkbook.DEFAULT_WINDOW_SIZE.

A windowSize of -1 indicates unlimited access. In this case all records that have not been flushed by a call to flushRows() are available for random access.

Note that SXSSF allocates temporary files that you must always clean up explicitly, by calling the dispose method.

SXSSFWorkbook defaults to using inline strings instead of a shared strings table. This is very efficient, since no document content needs to be kept in memory, but is also known to produce documents that are incompatible with some clients. With shared strings enabled all unique strings in the document has to be kept in memory. Depending on your document content this could use a lot more resources than with shared strings disabled.

Please note that there are still things that still may consume a large amount of memory based on which features you are using, e.g. merged regions, comments, … are still only stored in memory and thus may require a lot of memory if used extensively.

Carefully review your memory budget and compatibility needs before deciding whether to enable shared strings or not.

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Deal with empty or blank cell in excel file using apache poi

This tutorial will show you how we can deal with empty or blank cell in excel file using Apache POI. We cannot handle blank or empty cell if we use cell iterator, so we have to get the maximum cell index for the row and iterate through index to deal with empty cell.

The Apache POI is to create and maintain Java APIs for manipulating various file formats based upon the Office Open XML standards (OOXML) and Microsoft’s OLE 2 Compound Document format (OLE2). You can read and write MS Excel files using Java. In addition, you can read and write MS Word and MS PowerPoint files using Java. Apache POI is the Java Excel solution (for Excel 97-2008).

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Generic way of writing data to multiple sheets in excel using apache poi

With this example I will show you how to create an excel file and write any kind of list of objects to multiple sheets in excel file using Apache POI in Java language.

The Apache POI is to create and maintain Java APIs for manipulating various file formats based upon the Office Open XML standards (OOXML) and Microsoft’s OLE 2 Compound Document format (OLE2). You can read and write MS Excel files using Java. In addition, you can read and write MS Word and MS PowerPoint files using Java. Apache POI is the Java Excel solution (for Excel 97-2008).

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Generic way of writing data in excel using apache poi

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Remove values from a row or remove a row from Excel file using Apache POI in Java

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Font in excel file using Apache POI in Java

With this example we will show you how to create different fonts for text and put it in an excel file using Apache POI in Java language.

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Border and Color in excel file using Apache POI in Java

With this example we will show you how to create border around a cell and color like background, foreground etc. and put it in an excel file using Apache POI in Java language.

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Date in excel file using Apache POI in Java

With this example we will show you how to create date and put it in an excel file using Apache POI in Java language.

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Text alignment in excel file using Apache POI in Java

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Create Date in Excel File using Apache POI in Java

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