EasyXLS

How to export data to XLS 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 exports data to XLS file

Execute the following ColdFusion code that exports data to XLS file.

<!--
===================================================================
Tutorial 28

This tutorial shows how to export data to XLS file that has
multiple sheets in ColdFusion. The first sheet is filled with data.
===================================================================
-->

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

Tutorial 28<br>
----------<br>

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

<!-- Set the sheet names -->
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_addWorksheet("First tab")>
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_addWorksheet("Second tab")>

<!-- Get the table of data for the first worksheet -->
<cfset xlsFirstTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).easy_getExcelTable()>

<!-- Add data in cells for report header -->
<cfloop from="0" to="4" index="column">
    <cfset xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0, evaluate(column)).setValue("Column " & evaluate(column + 1))>
    <cfset xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0, evaluate(column)).setDataType(DataType.STRING)>
</cfloop>
<cfset ret = xlsFirstTable.easy_getRowAt(0).setHeight(30)>

<!-- Add data in cells for report values  -->
<cfloop from="0" to="99" index="row">
    <cfloop from="0" to="4" index="column">
        <cfset xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(evaluate(row + 1), evaluate(column)).setValue(
               "Data " & evaluate(row + 1) & ", " & evaluate(column + 1))>
        <cfset xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(evaluate(row + 1), evaluate(column)).setDataType(DataType.STRING)>
    </cfloop>
</cfloop>

<!-- Set column widths -->
<cfset xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(0, 70)>
<cfset xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(1, 100)>
<cfset xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(2, 70)>
<cfset xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(3, 100)>
<cfset xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(4, 70)>

<!-- Export the XLS file -->
Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial28 - export XLS file.xls<br>
<cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial28 - export XLS file.xls")>

<!-- 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