EasyXLS

How to read XLSX file 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 that reads XLSX file

Execute the following ColdFusion code that imports an XLSX file.

<!--
==============================================================================
Tutorial 36

This tutorial shows how to read an Excel XLSX file in ColdFusion (the
XLSX file generated by Tutorial 04 as base template), modify
some data and save it to another XLSX file (Tutorial36 - read XLSX file.xlsx).
==============================================================================
-->

Tutorial 36<br>
----------<br>

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

<!-- Read XLSX file -->
Reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial04.xlsx<br><br>

<cfif (workbook.easy_LoadXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial04.xlsx") is True)>
    <!-- Get the table of data for the second worksheet -->
    <cfset xlsTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1).easy_getExcelTable()>
    
    <!-- Write some data to the second sheet -->
    <cfset xlsTable.easy_getCell("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial36")>
    <cfloop from="0" to="4" index="column">
    <cfset xlsTable.easy_getCell(1, evaluate(column)).setValue("Data " & evaluate(column + 1))>
    </cfloop>

    <!-- Export the new XLSX file -->
    Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial36 - read XLSX file.xlsx<br>
    <cfset ret = workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial36 - read XLSX file.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>

<cfelse>
    <cfoutput>
        Error encountered: #workbook.easy_getError()#
    </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