Search XLS Formats in Java
Native and high performance XLS document search using server-side Aspose.Cells for Java APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.
How to Search XLS File Using Java
In order to search XLS file, we’ll use
API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use Search 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.
<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 to Search XLS Files in Java
A basic document search using Aspose.Cells APIs can be done with just few lines of code.
- Load XLS file by instantiating a Workbook object.
- Access the first worksheet in the XLS file.
- Find the cell containing the specified formula.
- Instantiate FindOptions.
- Find the cell containing a string value
- Printout the cells found after search result
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 XLS Files - Java
// Instantiating a Workbook object Workbook workbook = new Workbook(dataDir + "book1.xls"); // Accessing the first worksheet in the XLS 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 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.
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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