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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 47839] can't open XLSX after updaten the custom properties
Date Sun, 04 Oct 2009 10:04:00 GMT

Yegor Kozlov <yegor@dinom.ru> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

--- Comment #1 from Yegor Kozlov <yegor@dinom.ru> 2009-10-04 03:03:55 PDT ---
POI provides low-level access to the underlying xml beans but in this case the
caller is responsible for setting correct XML and supplying all needed
attributes. In your case two required properties of the CTProperty bean were
not set, see the OOXML markup Language Reference, section
<complexType name="CT_Property">
 <attribute name="fmtid" use="required" type="vt:ST_Clsid"/>
 <attribute name="pid" use="required" type="xsd:int"/>

fmtid is a Global Unique Identifier (GUID) in the form of
{HHHHHHHHHHHH-HHHH-HHHH-HHHHHHHH} where each H is a hexidecimal.
pid is a sequential integer. 

The spec does not impose any additional requirements on fmtid and pid. In my
first fix I tried to generate GUID using java.util.UUID and set pid using a
sequence starting with 1. Unfortunately it didn't work.  

Searching MSDN I found more requirements that are not in the official ECMA
 - Each property element contains an fmtid attribute with the same GUID value
Properties with other values are ignored and not visible to Excel. 
 - pid always starts with 2. The value of 1 results in corrupted workbook. 

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc337894.aspx

So, in your case the code should be as follows:


Current API for OOXML custom properties is pretty much low-level and
inappropriate usage can result in unreadable workbook. I simplified it and
added four addProperty methods that can set string, float, integer and boolean
custom properties. Fmtid and pid are set behind the scene - user does not have
to carry about such low-level things.

user code may look something like this:

        POIXMLProperties props = workbook.getProperties();

        POIXMLProperties.CustomProperties cust =  props.getCustomProperties();
        cust.addProperty("Author", "John Smith");
        cust.addProperty("Year", 2009);
        cust.addProperty("Price", 45.50);
        cust.addProperty("Available", true);

The fix was committed in r821496


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