How to convert CSV file to Excel in ColdFusion

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to convert Excel files in ColdFusion. The library works without MS Excel installed.

Step 1: Download and install EasyXLS Excel Library for Java

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for Coldfusion

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Step 2: Add EasyXLS library to CLASSPATH in ColdFusion Administator

EasyXLS.jar must be included to class path for Java runtime environment. EasyXLS.jar can be found after installing EasyXLS, in "Lib" folder.

Add EasyXLS library to CLASSPATH

Another solution is to add EasyXLS.jar to "lib" folder from ColdFusion installation path.

Step 3: Run ColdFusion code that converts CSV file to Excel

Execute the following ColdFusion code that converts CSV file to Excel.

Tutorial 39

This tutorial shows how to convert CSV file to Excel in ColdFusion. The
CSV file generated by Tutorial 30 is imported, some data is modified
and after that is exported as Excel file.

Tutorial 39<br>

<!-- Create an instance of the class used to import/export Excel files -->
<cfobject type="java" class="EasyXLS.ExcelDocument" name="workbook" action="CREATE">

<!-- Import CSV file -->
Reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial30.csv<br><br>
<cfif (workbook.easy_LoadCSVFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial30.csv") is True)>

    <!-- Set worksheet name -->
    <cfset ret = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).setSheetName("First tab")>

    <!-- Add new worksheet and add some data in cells (optional step) --> 
    <cfset ret = workbook.easy_addWorksheet("Second tab")>
    <cfset xlsTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1).easy_getExcelTable()>
    <cfset xlsTable.easy_getCell("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial39")>
    <cfloop  from="0" to="4" index="column">
        <cfset xlsTable.easy_getCell(1, evaluate(column)).setValue("Data " & evaluate(column + 1))>

    <!-- Export Excel file -->
    Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial39 - convert CSV to Excel.xlsx<br>
    <cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial39 - convert CSV to Excel.xlsx")>

    <!-- Confirm conversion of CSV to Excel -->
    <cfset sError = workbook.easy_getError()>
    <cfif (sError is "")>
            File successfully created.
            Error encountered: #sError#

        Error encountered:  #workbook.easy_getError()#

<!-- Dispose memory -->
<cfset workbook.Dispose()>

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

Excel Library for ColdFusion
full Java version to import, export or convert Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for ColdFusion

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365