EasyXLS

How to set file properties for Excel file 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 sets custom and details properties for Excel file

Execute the following ColdFusion code that sets the document properties of an Excel file, properties like subject, manager and a custom property.

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Tutorial 33

This tutorial shows how to set document properties for Excel file in ColdFusion,
like 'Subject' property for summary information, 'Manager' property for
document summary information and a custom property.
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-->

<!-- Constants Classes -->
<cfobject type="java" class="EasyXLS.Constants.FileProperty" name="FileProperty" action="CREATE">
 
Tutorial 33<br>
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<!-- Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files -->
<cfobject type="java" class="EasyXLS.ExcelDocument" name="workbook" action="CREATE">

<!-- Add a worksheet -->
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_addWorksheet("Sheet1")>

<!-- Set the 'Subject' document property -->
<cfset workbook.getSummaryInformation().setSubject("This is the subject")>

<!-- Set the 'Manager' document property -->
<cfset workbook.getDocumentSummaryInformation().setManager("This is the manager")>

<!-- Set a custom document property -->
<cfset workbook.getDocumentSummaryInformation().setCustomProperty("PropertyName", FileProperty.VT_NUMBER, "4")>

<!-- Export Excel file -->
Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial33 - Excel file properties.xlsx<br>
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial33 - Excel file properties.xlsx")>

<!-- Confirm export 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
XLSXXLSMXLSBXLS
XMLHTMLCSVTXT