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  Reading and Writing Excel Files with POI
Subject:   Why should we use this opensource crap
Date:   2003-05-15 05:47:24
From:   anonymous2
Why would you use opensource junk when you can use formula 1? I'd rather have commercial software than this freeware junk any day. http://www.reportingengines.com/products/espreadengine/overview.jsp


I want support.

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  • Why should we use this opensource crap
    2004-01-13 18:30:34  anonymous2 [View]

    open source crap? whatever dude!
    hey, POI is pretty good, but I think if you want a really good Java Excel tool with commercial support, F1 is way too limited and expensive.

    THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS!

    We use and recommend the Java Excel API ExtenXLS, which you can download here from Extentech's web site at:
    DOWNLOAD NOW!

    This tool is so slick and works so well, we've never even needed support!
    • Why should we use this opensource crap
      2004-01-13 21:10:06  anonymous2 [View]

      STOP SPAMMING! I Will never use Extentech with tactics like this.
  • Support is available
    2003-06-13 10:09:33  anonymous2 [View]

    I am a customer of http://www.superlinksoftware.com/. Although as stated, their website sucks, their support is excellent. Once I had a rather serious and complex problem and the author of this article had an answer and a patch within a couple hours.
    • Support is available
      2004-12-02 00:12:55  vamsi123 [View]

      Hi!

      This is vamsi. I've a problem accessing excel spread-sheets in linux. How can I access .xls files in linux? Is there any sol. to create DSN in linux? Plz reply ASAP.

      Thanx

      VAMSI
  • Why should we use this opensource crap
    2003-06-13 09:54:45  anonymous2 [View]

    $5000 for this product?
    get out!
    • Why should we use this opensource crap
      2004-01-13 18:29:30  anonymous2 [View]

      open source crap? whatever dude!

      hey, POI is pretty good, but I think if you want a really good Java Excel tool with commercial support, F1 is way too limited and expensive.

      THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS!

      We use and recommend the Java Excel API ExtenXLS, which you can download here from Extentech's web site at:
      http://www.extentech.com/estore/product_detail.jsp?product_group_id=1

      This tool is so slick and works so well, we've never even needed support!
      • Why should we use this opensource crap
        2004-01-13 21:09:22  anonymous2 [View]

        We tried ExtenXLS and it just didn't scale well. It often corrupted files and just didn't do what we needed. POI worked great for us.