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From Niall Pemberton <niall.pember...@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject Re: [HSSF] Cell Data Formats
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:46:00 GMT
Nick Burch wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Niall Pemberton wrote:
>> I've used POI/HSSF for a number of years, parsing excel sheets using 
>> the event model. Until now we knew the format of the data we were 
>> expecting and processed accordingly.
>> Now however I want to be able to get numeric data in the format its 
>> displayed to the user - dates, numbers currencies. Looking around HSSF 
>> I don't really see anything for converting the excel data format into 
>> an equivalent java one (e.g. DecimalFormat / SimpleDateFormat). The 
>> only related thing I found was for the built in formats in 
>> SVTableCellRenderer in "contrib" (see http://tinyurl.com/2d2bw9).
> There was something posted to the list a little while back:
>     http://www.mail-archive.com/user@poi.apache.org/msg00135.html
> Unfortunately it didn't come with any user tests, and wasn't attached to 
> bugzilla, so never got applied.
> If you fancy testing it and reporting back, that'd be great :)

Great thanks for the pointer - I'll take a look at that.


> If committed, not sure if it should go into 
> org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.HSSFDataFormat, or just placed in a new 
> class under org.apache.poi.hssf.util
> Nick

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