How to create a chart sheet in ColdFusion

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export 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 creates a chart sheet in Excel file

Execute the following ColdFusion code that exports a chart to Excel and the chart is placed in a separate sheet.

Tutorial 21

This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in ColdFusion
having a worksheet and a chart sheet.

<!-- Constants Classes -->
<cfobject type="java" class="EasyXLS.Constants.Format" name="Format" action="CREATE">
<cfobject type="java" class="EasyXLS.Constants.Chart" name="Chart" action="CREATE">

Tutorial 21<br>

<!-- Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files -->
<cfobject type="java" class="EasyXLS.ExcelDocument" name="workbook" action="CREATE">

<!-- Create a worksheet -->
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_addWorksheet("SourceData")>

<!-- Get the table of data for the worksheet -->
<cfset xlsTab1 = workbook.easy_getSheet("SourceData")>
<cfset xlsTable1 = xlsTab1.easy_getExcelTable()>

<!-- Add data in cells for report header -->
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 0).setValue("Show Date")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 1).setValue("Available Places")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 2).setValue("Available Tickets")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 3).setValue("Sold Tickets")>

<!-- Add data in cells for chart report values -->
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setValue("03/13/2005 00:00:00")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setFormat(Format.FORMAT_DATE)>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setValue("03/14/2005 00:00:00")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setFormat(Format.FORMAT_DATE)>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setValue("03/15/2005 00:00:00")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setFormat(Format.FORMAT_DATE)>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setValue("03/16/2005 00:00:00")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setFormat(Format.FORMAT_DATE)>

<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 1).setValue("10000")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 1).setValue("5000")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 1).setValue("8500")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 1).setValue("1000")>

<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 2).setValue("8000")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 2).setValue("4000")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 2).setValue("6000")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 2).setValue("1000")>

<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 3).setValue("920")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 3).setValue("1005")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 3).setValue("342")>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 3).setValue("967")>

<!-- Set column widths -->
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(0).setWidth(100)>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(1).setWidth(100)>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(2).setWidth(100)>
<cfset xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(3).setWidth(100)>

<!-- Add a chart sheet -->
<cfset workbook.easy_addChart("Chart", "=SourceData!$A$1:$D$5", Chart.SERIES_IN_COLUMNS)>

<!-- Export Excel file -->
Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial21 - chart sheet in Excel.xlsx<br>
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial21 - chart sheet in Excel.xlsx")>

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

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

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

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

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2010
MS Excel 2013
MS Excel 2016
MS Excel 2019