EasyXLS

How to freeze rows or columns 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 freeze rows in Excel sheet

Execute the following Java code that freezes the first row of a worksheet, when a report is exported to Excel file.

package testexceljava;

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

/* --------------------------------------------------------------------
 | Tutorial 18
 |
 | This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in Java and
 | freeze first row from the sheet. The Excel file has multiple sheets.
 | The first sheet is filled with data and it has a frozen row.
 * -------------------------------------------------------------------- */

public class Tutorial18 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            System.out.println("Tutorial 18");
            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
            for (int column=0; column<5; column++)
            {
                xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,column).setValue("Column " + (column + 1));
                xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(0,column).setDataType(DataType.STRING);
            }
            xlsFirstTable.easy_getRowAt(0).setHeight(30);

            // Add data in cells for report values
            for (int row=0; row<100; row++)
            {
                for (int column=0; column<5; column++)
                {
                    xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(row+1,column).setValue("Data " + (row + 1) + ", " + (column + 1));
                    xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(row+1,column).setDataType(DataType.STRING);
                }
            }

            // Set column widths
            xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(0, 70);
            xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(1, 100);
            xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(2, 70);
            xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(3, 100);
            xlsFirstTable.setColumnWidth(4, 70);

            // Freeze row
            xlsFirstTable.easy_freezePanes(1, 0, 75, 0);

            // Export Excel file
            System.out.println("Writing file: C:\\Samples\\Tutorial18 - freeze rows or columns in Excel.xlsx");
            workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial18 - freeze rows or columns 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
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for Java

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365
XLSXXLSMXLSBXLS
XMLHTMLCSVTXT