EasyXLS

How to create Excel file in ColdFusion

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Tutorial 03

This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file (1) that has
multiple sheets (2) in ColdFusion. The created Excel file is 
empty and the next tutorial shows how to add data into sheets.
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Click here to see the Excel file

Tutorial 03<br>
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<!-- Create an instance of the class that creates Excel files (1) -->
<cfobject type="java" class="EasyXLS.ExcelDocument" name="workbook" action="CREATE">

<!-- Create two sheets (2) -->
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_addWorksheet("First tab")>
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_addWorksheet("Second tab")>

<!-- Create Excel file -->
Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial03.xls<br>
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial03.xls")>

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

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

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

Java
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
XLSX XLSM XLSB XLS
XML HTML CSV TXT