How to convert XML spreadsheet 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 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.

Install the downloaded EasyXLS installer for v8.6 or earlier.

Step 2: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 3: 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:
- Inside the downloaded archive at Step 1 for EasyXLS v9.0 or later
- Under installation path for EasyXLS v8.6 or earlier, in "Lib" folder.

Add EasyXLS library to CLASSPATH

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

Step 4: Run ColdFusion code that converts XML spreadsheet to Excel

Execute the following ColdFusion code that converts XML spreadsheet file to Excel.

Tutorial 41

This tutorial shows how to convert XML spreadsheet to Excel in ColdFusion. The
XML Spreadsheet generated by Tutorial 32 is imported, some data is modified
and after that is exported as Excel file.

Tutorial 41<br>

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

<!-- Import XML Spreadsheet file -->
Reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml<br><br>
<cfif (workbook.easy_LoadXMLSpreadsheetFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml") is True)>

    <!-- Get the table of data from the second sheet and add some data in cells (optional step) -->
    <cfset xlsTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1).easy_getExcelTable()>
    <cfset xlsTable.easy_getCell("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial41")>
    <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\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx<br>
    <cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx")>

    <!-- Confirm conversion of XML Spreadsheet 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