Aspose.Cells  for Java

Redact XLSB Formats in Java

Native and high performance XLSB document sensitive redaction information using server-side Aspose.Cells for Java APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

How to Redact XLSB File Using Java

In order to redact XLSB file, we’ll use Aspose.Cells for Java API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use redaction 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.


<name>Aspose Java API</name>


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

Steps to Redact XLSB Files in Java

A basic document search and replace text in contents, comments or metadata with Aspose.Cells for Java APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  • Load XLSB file.
  • Select the relevant sheet.
  • Define and Specity FindOptions.
  • Specify the range where you want to search
  • Loop through each cell and use getCells().find(…).
  • Replace the value.
  • Save the workbook.

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 .

Redact XLSB Files - Java

Workbook workbook = new Workbook(dataDir + "sourceFile.xlsb");

Worksheet worksheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

// Specify the range where you want to search
// Here the range is E3:H6
CellArea area = CellArea.createCellArea("E3", "H6");

// Specify Find options
FindOptions opts = new FindOptions();

Cell cell = null;

do {
	// Search the cell with value search within range
	cell = worksheet.getCells().find("search", cell, opts);

	// If no such cell found, then break the loop
	if (cell == null)

	// Replace the cell with value replace

} while (true);

// Save the workbook + "output.xlsb");
  • 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.

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    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 Redaction Documents

    Using Java, one can easily redact different formats including.

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