EasyXLS

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 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 Java

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

Step 2: Create a Java project

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

Step 3: 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 after installing EasyXLS, in "Lib" folder.

Add EasyXLS library to CLASSPATH

Step 4: 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");
            System.out.println("----------");

            // 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.");
                else
                    System.out.println("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError());
            }
            
            // Dispose memory
            workbook.Dispose();
        }
        catch (Exception ex) {
            ex.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

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

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2010
MS Excel 2013
MS Excel 2016
MS Excel 2019
XLSXXLSMXLSBXLS
XMLHTMLCSVTXT