Merge XLS Formats in Java
Native XLS document merger using server-side Java APIs.
How to Merge XLS Files Using Java
In order to merge XLS file, we’ll use Aspose.Cells for Java API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use merger API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from Maven and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.
<repository> <id>AsposeJavaAPI</id> <name>Aspose Java API</name> <url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url> </repository>
<dependency> <groupId>com.aspose</groupId> <artifactId>aspose-cells</artifactId> <version>version of aspose-cells API</version> <classifier>jdk17</classifier> </dependency>
Steps for Merging XLS Files in Java
A basic document merging and concatenating with Aspose.Cells for Java APIs can be done with just few lines of code.
- Load the first XLS file with an instance of Workbook class.
- Load the second XLS document with an instance of Workbook class.
- Merge files using combine() method.
- save the merged XLS file at specified path
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 .
Merge XLS Files - Java
// Open the first XLS file. Workbook xlsFile1 = new Workbook("chartsFileWithPath.xls"); // Define the second source book. // Open the second XLS file. Workbook xlsFile2 = new Workbook("pictureFileWithPath.xls"); // Combining the two workbooks xlsFile1.combine(xlsFile2); // Save the target book file. xlsFile1.save("combinedFileWithPath.xls");
Online XLS Merger Live Demos
About Aspose.Cells for Java APIAspose.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.
XLS What is XLS File Format?
Files with XLS extension represent Excel Binary File Format. Such files can be created by Microsoft Excel as well as other similar spreadsheet programs such as OpenOffice Calc or Apple Numbers. File saved by Excel is known as Workbook where each workbook can have one or more worksheets. Data is stored and displayed to users in table format in worksheet and can span numeric values, text data, formulas, external data connections, images, and charts. Applications like Microsoft Excel lets you export workbook data to several different formats including PDF, CSV, XLSX, TXT, HTML, XPS, and several others. The XLS file format was replaced with a more open and structured format, XLSX, with the release of Microsoft Excel 2007. The latest versions still provide support for creating and reading XLS files, though XLSX is the first choice of use now.Read More
Other Supported Merging Formats
Using Java, One can also merge many other file formats including..