Excel Formulas Sample


This example demonstrates how to use formulas in Jxls.

The example can be found in org.jxls.demo.guide.ObjectCollectionFormulasDemo class at jxls-demo project

In this example we will use the same Employee objects as in Output Object Collection guide.

public class Employee {
    private String name;
    private int age;
    private Double payment;
    private Double bonus;
    private Date birthDate;
    private Employee superior;

    // getters/setters

Report template

The report template for this example uses Comment markup to define the transformation areas. The template is very similar to the template from Output Object Collection example except an additional column Total Payment to calculate total payment for each employee and the Summary row to evaluate the sum of all the payments and total payments for all the employees.

Also we updated the area boundary in markup comments to add the new row and new column to the processing area.

Excel formulas template

Java code

This example uses Jxls POI adapter to generate the report. The Java code for this example looks like this

    logger.info("Running Object Collection Formulas demo");
    List<Employee> employees = ObjectCollectionDemo.generateSampleEmployeeData();
    try(InputStream is = ObjectCollectionFormulasDemo.class.getResourceAsStream("formulas_template.xls")) {
        try (OutputStream os = new FileOutputStream("target/formulas_output.xls")) {
            Context context = new Context();
            context.putVar("employees", employees);
            JxlsHelper.getInstance().processTemplateAtCell(is, os, context, "Result!A1");

Excel output

Final report for this example is shown on the following screenshot

Formulas output