EasyXLS

How to create pivot table 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 pivot table in Excel file

Execute the following Java code that exports a pivot table to Excel.

package testexceljava;

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

/* -----------------------------------------------------------
 | Tutorial 25
 |
 | This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in Java and
 | to create a pivot table in a worksheet.
 * ----------------------------------------------------------- */

public class Tutorial25 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            System.out.println("Tutorial 25");
            System.out.println("----------");

            // Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files, having two sheets
            ExcelDocument workbook = new ExcelDocument(2);

            // Set the sheet names
            workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).setSheetName("First tab");
            workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1).setSheetName("Second tab");

            // Get the table of data for the first worksheet
            ExcelTable xlsFirstTable = ((ExcelWorksheet)workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0)).easy_getExcelTable();

            // Add data in cells for report header
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,0).setValue("Sale agent"); 
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,0).setDataType(DataType.STRING);
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,1).setValue("Sale country");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,1).setDataType(DataType.STRING);
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,2).setValue("Month"); 
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,2).setDataType(DataType.STRING);
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,3).setValue("Year"); 
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,3).setDataType(DataType.STRING);
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,4).setValue("Sale amount");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,4).setDataType(DataType.STRING);

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getRowAt(0).setBold(true);

            // Add data in cells for report values - the source for pivot table
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1,0).setValue("John Down");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1,1).setValue("USA");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1,2).setValue("June");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1,3).setValue("2010");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1,4).setValue("550");

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(2,0).setValue("Scott Valey");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(2,1).setValue("United Kingdom");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(2,2).setValue("June");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(2,3).setValue("2010");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(2,4).setValue("2300");

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(3,0).setValue("John Down");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(3,1).setValue("USA");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(3,2).setValue("July");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(3,3).setValue("2010");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(3,4).setValue("3100");

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(4,0).setValue("John Down");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(4,1).setValue("USA");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(4,2).setValue("June");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(4,3).setValue("2011");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(4,4).setValue("1050");

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(5,0).setValue("John Down");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(5,1).setValue("USA");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(5,2).setValue("July");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(5,3).setValue("2011");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(5,4).setValue("2400");

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(6,0).setValue("Steve Marlowe");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(6,1).setValue("France");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(6,2).setValue("June");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(6,3).setValue("2011");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(6,4).setValue("1200");

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(7,0).setValue("Scott Valey");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(7,1).setValue("United Kingdom");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(7,2).setValue("June");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(7,3).setValue("2011");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(7,4).setValue("700");

            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(8,0).setValue("Scott Valey");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(8,1).setValue("United Kingdom");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(8,2).setValue("July");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(8,3).setValue("2011");
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(8,4).setValue("360");

            // Create pivot table
            ExcelPivotTable xlsPivotTable = new ExcelPivotTable();

            xlsPivotTable.setName("Sales");
            xlsPivotTable.setSourceRange("First tab!$A$1:$E$9", workbook);
            xlsPivotTable.setLocation("A3:G15");
            xlsPivotTable.addFieldToRowLabels("Sale agent");
            xlsPivotTable.addFieldToColumnLabels("Year");
            xlsPivotTable.addFieldToValues("Sale amount", "Sale amount per year", PivotTable.SUBTOTAL_SUM);
            xlsPivotTable.addFieldToReportFilter("Sale country");
            xlsPivotTable.setOutlineForm();
            xlsPivotTable.setStyle(PivotTable.PIVOT_STYLE_DARK_11);

            // Add pivot table to the second sheet
            ((ExcelWorksheet)workbook.easy_getSheet("Second tab")).easy_addPivotTable(xlsPivotTable);

            // Export Excel file
            System.out.println("Writing file: C:\\Samples\\Tutorial25 - pivot table in Excel.xlsx");
            workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial25 - pivot table in Excel.xlsx");

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