This tutorial guides how to apply conditional formatting in Excel using Java. It has the details to set the development environment, a list of steps to perform the task, and a runnable sample code demonstrating the use of conditional formatting in Excel using Java. You will learn to apply various conditions and formatting while working with this feature.
Steps to Add Conditional Formatting in Excel using Java
- Set the IDE to use Aspose.Cells for Java to add tulle in Excel
- Create a new workbook and add a conditional formatting object in the desired sheet
- Create a cell range and add it to the FormatConditionCollection object
- Create a new condition for the format condition collection object
- Define text formatting for the condition
- Save the workbook with this new rule
These steps define the process of adding conditional formatting in Excel based on cell value using Java. Initiate the process by creating a workbook followed by adding a class FormatConditionCollection object in the worksheet. This FormatConditionCollection object allows adding cell area, condition, and formatting for the condition.
Code to Create Conditional Formatting in Excel using Java
The above code uses the ConditionalFormattings collection of the Worksheet class while applying conditional formatting in Excel using Java. You can add various types of conditions say CELL_VALUE, COLOR_SCALE, DATA_BAR, TOP_10, CONTAINS_TEXT, NOT_CONTAINS_TEXT, TIME_PERIOD, and BEGINS_WITH to list a few. The operator types list includes BETWEEN, EQUAL, GREATER_THAN, GREATER_OR_EQUAL, LESS_THAN, and NOT_BETWEEN along with a few other options.
This article has taught us how to work with conditional formatting in spreadsheet using Java. If you want to learn the process of applying filters in Excel, refer to the article on how to apply filter in Excel using Java.