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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 45725] Dialog box "File error: Data has been lost error" appears while opening a file by POI and saving it
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2008 05:51:10 GMT

--- Comment #3 from Michael Zalewski <mzalewsk@us.ibm.com>  2008-09-07 22:51:09 PST
This spreadsheet contains a ChartSheet (a sheet with no rows or columns, just a

POI cannot deal with ChartSheets. POI assumes every sheet in thw workbook is a
worksheet (which is the most common type of sheet). To fix the problem, remove
the chartsheet, and insert the chart onto a worksheet.

POI also cannot deal with DialogSheets, which also have no rows or columns,
just a VBA form. A fourth type of sheet also exists, which is called a
macrosheet. POI can handle that type of sheet sometimes. But I have found
macrosheets sometimes contain older formats of BIFF records, which causes
problems with some versions of POI.

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