How to create a chart sheet in Java

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export 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 creates a chart sheet in Excel file

Execute the following Java code that exports a chart to Excel and the chart is placed in a separate sheet.

package testexceljava;

import EasyXLS.*;
import EasyXLS.Constants.*;

/* -------------------------------------------------------
 | Tutorial 21
 | This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in Java
 | having a worksheet and a chart sheet.
 * ------------------------------------------------------- */

public class Tutorial21 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            System.out.println("Tutorial 21");

            // Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
            ExcelDocument workbook = new ExcelDocument();

            // Create a worksheet

            // Get the table of data for the worksheet
            ExcelTable xlsTable1 = ((ExcelWorksheet)workbook.easy_getSheet("SourceData")).easy_getExcelTable();

            // Add data in cells for report header
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 0).setValue("Show Date");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 1).setValue("Available Places");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 2).setValue("Available Tickets");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 3).setValue("Sold Tickets");

            // Add data in cells for chart report values
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setValue("03/13/2005 00:00:00");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setValue("03/14/2005 00:00:00");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setValue("03/15/2005 10:00:00");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setValue("03/16/2005 00:00:00");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);

            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 1).setValue("10000");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 1).setValue("5000");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 1).setValue("8500");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 1).setValue("1000");

            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 2).setValue("8000");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 2).setValue("4000");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 2).setValue("6000");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 2).setValue("1000");

            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 3).setValue("920");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 3).setValue("1005");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 3).setValue("342");
            xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 3).setValue("967");

            // Set column widths
            // Add a chart sheet
            workbook.easy_addChart("Chart", "=SourceData!$A$1:$D$5", Chart.SERIES_IN_COLUMNS);

            // Export Excel file
            System.out.println("Writing file: C:\\Samples\\Tutorial21 - chart sheet in Excel.xlsx");
            workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial21 - chart sheet in Excel.xlsx");

            // Confirm export of Excel file
            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
Excel Writer for Java
Java version to create and export 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