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Aspose.Cells  for Java

Search TXT Formats in Java

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

How to Search TXT File Using Java

In order to search TXT file, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use Search 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


<repository>
<id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency

<dependency>
<groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
<artifactId>aspose-cells</artifactId>
<version>version of aspose-cells API</version>
<classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

Steps to Search TXT Files in Java

A basic document search using Aspose.Cells APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  • Load TXT file by instantiating a Workbook object.
  • Access the first worksheet in the TXT file.
  • Find the cell containing the specified formula.
  • Instantiate FindOptions.
  • Find the cell containing a string value
  • Printout the cells found after search result

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 .
 

Search TXT Files - Java

// Instantiating a Workbook object
Workbook workbook = new Workbook(dataDir + "book1.txt");

// Accessing the first worksheet in the TXT file
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

// Finding the cell containing the specified formula
Cells cells = worksheet.getCells();

// Instantiate FindOptions
FindOptions findOptions = new FindOptions();

// Finding the cell containing a string value that starts with Or
findOptions.setLookAtType(LookAtType.START_WITH);

Cell cell = cells.find("SH", null, findOptions);

// Printing the name of the cell found after searching 
System.out.println("Name of the cell containing String: " + cell.getName());  
 
  • 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.

    Online TXT Search Live Demos

    TXT What is TXT File Format

    A file with .TXT extension represents a text document that contains plain text in the form of lines. Paragraphs in a text document are recognized by carriage returns and are used for better arrangement of file contents. A standard text document can be opened in any text editor or word processing application on different operating systems. All the text contained in such a file is in human-readable format and represented by sequence of characters.

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    Other Supported Search Documents

    Using Java, one can also search other files including.

    CSV (Comma Separated Values)
    ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
    TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
    XLS (Excel Binary Format)
    XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
    XLSM (Spreadsheet File)