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    vijay7539 is offline Member
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    Default Read pasword protected Excel file

    Hi Guys,

    How to read Password protected Excel file using java. Actually i read normal excel file(without password protection) successfully, using some standard coadings with support POI jars. But i am unable to read password protected xls file. Can you please tell me how to do that.

    Thanks for advance.


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    I'm not sure how to do this either. Though I remember having problems reading 'protected' sheets in excel files as well. What I used to do was use an older version of openoffice, that did not implement the page protection checking as complete as it is now, like it allowed you to edit a page that was protected to be read only if opened in excel and such.
    So i wonder if you were to first open the file in openoffice, or excel, and save-as it (such as without using password protection on the save as 'd version, would that work ?

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