Aspose.Cells  for Java

Extract XLSB Metadata via Java

Build your own Java apps to add, edit, remove or extract metadata from XLSB files using server-side APIs.

How to Extract XLSB Metadata Using Java

In order to get XLSB file metadata, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use metadata 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 Extract Metadata of XLSB via Java

Access useful information stored in the XLSB file including when the XLSB file was received, processed, time-stamped and so on.

  • Load XLSB file within WorkbookMetadata
  • Create MetadataOptions Object with relevant options
  • Set the relevant properties
  • Save the XLSB metadata info

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 .

Extract Metadata of XLSB - Java

// Open Workbook metadata
MetadataOptions options = new MetadataOptions(MetadataType.DOCUMENT_PROPERTIES);
WorkbookMetadata meta = new WorkbookMetadata("Sample1.xlsb", options);

// Set some properties
meta.getCustomDocumentProperties().add("test", "test");

// Save the metadata info

// Open the workbook
Workbook w = new Workbook("Sample1.out.xlsb");

// Read document property
  • 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.

    Extract Metadata of XLSB via Online App

    View & edit Metadata to XLSB documents by using our Live Demos with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write any code
      Just upload your XLSB file & edit document properties
      Instantly get the download link for the resultant file

    XLSB What is XLSB File Format

    XLSB file format specifies the Excel Binary File Format, which is a collection of records and structures that specify Excel workbook content. The content can include unstructured or semi-structured tables of numbers, text, or both numbers and text, formulas, external data connections, charts and images. Unlike XLSX (which is based on Open XML file format), the XLSB represents binary Excel workbook file. XLSB files can be read and written to faster which makes them useful for working with large files. XLSB is seldom used to store workbooks as XLSX (and previously XLS) are the most common user selected file formats for saving workbooks. It can be opened by Microsoft Office 2007 and above.

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    Other Supported Metadata Formats

    Using Java, One can also manipulate metadata of many other formats including

    ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
    XLS (Excel Binary Format)
    XLSM (Spreadsheet File)
    XLSX (OOXML Excel File)