How to convert XML spreadsheet file to Excel in Java

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to convert Excel files in Java. The library works with any Java SE application and without MS Excel installed.

Step 1: Download EasyXLS Excel Library for Java

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for Java

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Install the downloaded EasyXLS installer for v8.6 or earlier.

Step 2: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 3: Create a Java project

If don't have a project already, create a new Java project.

Step 4: Include EasyXLS library into project

EasyXLS.jar must be added to external libraries into your project for Eclipse or to your application CLASSPATH.

EasyXLS.jar can be found:
- Inside the downloaded archive at Step 1 for EasyXLS v9.0 or later
- Under installation path for EasyXLS v8.6 or earlier, in "Lib" folder.

Add EasyXLS library to CLASSPATH

Step 5: Run Java code that converts XML spreadsheet to Excel

Execute the following Java code that converts XML spreadsheet file to Excel.

package testexceljava;

/* ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 | Tutorial 41
 | This tutorial shows how to convert XML spreadsheet to Excel in Java. The
 | XML Spreadsheet generated by Tutorial 32 is imported, some data is modified
 | and after that is exported as Excel file.
 * --------------------------------------------------------------------------- */

import java.io.FileInputStream;
import EasyXLS.*;

public class Tutorial41 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            System.out.println("Tutorial 41");

            // Create an instance of the class used to import/export Excel files
            ExcelDocument workbook = new ExcelDocument();

            // Import XML Spreadsheet file
            System.out.println("Reading file C:\\Samples\\Tutorial32.xml.");
            FileInputStream file = new FileInputStream("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial32.xml");
            if (workbook.easy_LoadXMLSpreadsheetFile(file))
                // Get the table of data from the second sheet and add some data in cells (optional step)
                ExcelTable xlsTable = ((ExcelWorksheet)workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1)).easy_getExcelTable();
                xlsTable.easy_getCell("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial41");

                for (int column=0; column<5; column++)
                    xlsTable.easy_getCell(1, column).setValue("Data " + (column + 1));

                // Export Excel file
                System.out.println("Writing file C:\\Samples\\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx.");
                workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx");

                // Confirm conversion of XML Spreadsheet to Excel
                if (workbook.easy_getError().equals(""))
                    System.out.println("File successfully created.");
                    System.out.println("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError());
            // Dispose memory
        catch (Exception ex) {

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

Excel Library for Java
full Java version to import, export or convert Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for Java

File formats:

Office 365
MS Excel 2021 - 2024
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 97 - 2003