EasyXLS

How to protect Excel file with password 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 protects Excel file with password and encryption

Execute the following ColdFusion code that creates a password protected Excel file.

<!--
=============================================================================
Tutorial 27

This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in ColdFusion and
encrypt the Excel file by setting the password required for opening the file.
=============================================================================
-->

Tutorial 27<br>
----------<br>

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

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

<!-- Set the password for protecting the Excel file when the file is open -->
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_getOptions().setPasswordToOpen("password")>

<!-- Export Excel file -->
Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial27 - protect Excel with password and encryption.xlsx<br>
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial27 - protect Excel with password and encryption.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 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365
XLSXXLSMXLSBXLS
XMLHTMLCSVTXT