Aspose.Cells  for Java

Bulk Report Generation in ODS Format via Java

Generate reports in ODS format using data source & a template.

How to Generate ODS Reports Using Java

In order to create ODS file reports, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use assembly API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from


and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.


<name>Aspose Java API</name>


<version>version of aspose-cells API</version>

Steps to Generate ODS Reports via Java

  1. Instantiate WorkbookDesigner class
  2. Add Datasouce objects in an ArrayList
  3. Set data source and Process for the WorkbookDesigner object
  4. Save result in ODS format via method

System Requirements

Aspose.Cells for Java supports on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Please make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with Java Runtime Environment for JSP/JSF Application and Desktop Applications.
  • Get latest version of Aspose.Cells for Java directly from Maven.

Generate Excel Reports in ODS Format - Java

//Create a workbook designer
WorkbookDesigner designer = new WorkbookDesigner(workbook);

//Create Persons objects with photos
ArrayList persons = new ArrayList();       
persons.add(new Person("George", "New York", photo1));
persons.add(new Person("George", "New York", photo2));

//Set the data source and process smart marker tags
designer.setDataSource("Person", persons);

//Save the workbook + "output.ods", SaveFormat.ODS);
System.out.println("File saved");
  • About Aspose.Cells for Java API

    Aspose.Cells API can be used to create, edit, convert and render Microsoft Excel formats to different formats. Moreover, it can be used for comprehensive charting, scalable reporting and reliable calculations within software applications. Aspose.Cells is a standalone API and it does not require any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice.

    Free App to Assemble ODS

    Check our live demos to create ODS files with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write or compile code
      Just upload ODS file and hit the "Assemble" button
      Download the resultant ODS file from the link

    ODS What is ODS File Format?

    Files with ODS extension stand for OpenDocument Spreadsheet Document format that are editable by user. Data is stored inside ODF file into rows and columns. It is XML-based format and is one of the several subtypes in the Open Document Formats (ODF) family. The format is specified as part of the ODF 1.2 specifications published and maintained by OASIS. A number of applications on Windows as well as other operating systems can open ODS files for editing and manipulation including Microsoft Excel, NeoOffice and LibreOffice. ODS files can also be converted into other spreadsheet formats as well like XLS, XLSX and others by different applications.

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    Other Supported Report Generation Formats

    Using Java, one can easily generate reports of multiple formats including.

    XLS (Excel Binary Format)
    XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
    XLSM (Spreadsheet File)
    XLSX (OOXML Excel File)