How to import data from Excel to ResultSet in Java

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to import 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 imports data from Excel to ResultSet

Execute the following Java code that imports from Excel to ResultSet.

package testexceljava;

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

/* -----------------------------------------------------------------------
 | Tutorial 34
 | This tutorial shows how to import Excel to ResultSet in Java. The data 
 | is imported from the active sheet of the Excel file (the Excel file 
 | generated in Tutorial 09).
 * ----------------------------------------------------------------------- */

public class Tutorial34 {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            System.out.println("Tutorial 34");

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

            // Import Excel file to ResultSet
            System.out.println("Reading file C:\\Samples\\Tutorial09.xlsx.");
            FileInputStream file = new FileInputStream("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial09.xlsx");
            ResultSet rs = workbook.easy_ReadXLSXActiveSheet_AsResultSet(file);
            // Display imported ResultSet values
            int columnCount = rs.getMetaData().getColumnCount();
            int row = 0;
            while (rs.next()){
                for (int column=1; column<columnCount+1; column++)
                    System.out.println("At row " + (row + 1) + ", column " + (column) +
                            " the value is '" + rs.getString(column) + "'");

            // Dispose memory
        catch (Exception ex) {

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

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

File formats:

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