EasyXLS

How to import Excel sheet data to ResultSet in ColdFusion

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to import 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 imports Excel sheet data to List

Execute the following ColdFusion code that imports Excel sheet to List.

<!--
=======================================================================
Tutorial 35

This tutorial shows how to import Excel sheet to DataSet in ColdFusion.
The data is imported from a specific Excel sheet (For this example 
we use the Excel file generated in Tutorial 09).
=======================================================================
-->

Tutorial 35<br>
----------<br>

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

<!-- Import Excel sheet to ResultSet -->
Reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx<br><br>
<cfset rs = workbook.easy_ReadXLSXSheet_AsResultSet("C:\Samples\Tutorial09.xlsx", "First Tab")>

<!-- Confirm import of Excl file -->
<cfset sError = workbook.easy_getError()>
<cfif (sError is "")>
    <cfoutput>
        <!-- Display imported ResultSet values --> 
        <cfset row = 0>
        <cfloop condition="#rs.next()#">
            <cfset columnCount = rs.getMetaData().getColumnCount()>
            <cfloop from="1" to="#columnCount#" index="column">
                <cfoutput>
                    At row #evaluate(row + 1)#, column #evaluate(column)# the value is 
                                '#rs.getString(JavaCast("int",column))#'<br> 
                </cfoutput>
            </cfloop>
            <cfset row = row + 1>
        </cfloop>
    </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 Reader for ColdFusion
Java version to read and import 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