Excel File Properties

The following example shows how you can read and write Excel file's Document Properties like Title, Author, Comments, etc.

Excel file properties set with GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java
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import com.gembox.spreadsheet.*;
import java.util.Map;

class Program {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws java.io.IOException {
        // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.

        ExcelFile workbook = ExcelFile.load("%InputFileName%");

        // Add Sheet
        ExcelWorksheet worksheet = workbook.getWorksheets().insertEmpty(0, "Document Properties");

        int rowIndex = 0;
        // Read Built-in Document Properties
        worksheet.getCell(rowIndex++, 0).setValue("Built-in document properties");

        worksheet.getCell(rowIndex, 0).setValue("Property");
        worksheet.getCell(rowIndex++, 1).setValue("Value");

        for (Map.Entry<BuiltInDocumentProperties, String> keyValue : workbook.getDocumentProperties().getBuiltIn().entrySet()) {
            worksheet.getCell(rowIndex, 0).setValue(keyValue.getKey().toString());
            worksheet.getCell(rowIndex++, 1).setValue(keyValue.getValue());

        // Read Custom Document Properties
        worksheet.getCell(++rowIndex, 0).setValue("Custom Document Properties");

        worksheet.getCell(++rowIndex, 0).setValue("Property");
        worksheet.getCell(rowIndex++, 1).setValue("Value");

        // Custom document properties are not supported in XLS
        for (Map.Entry<String, Object> keyValue : workbook.getDocumentProperties().getCustom().entrySet()) {
            worksheet.getCell(rowIndex, 0).setValue(keyValue.getKey());
            worksheet.getCell(rowIndex++, 1).setValue(keyValue.getValue().toString());

        // Write/Modify Document Properties
        workbook.getDocumentProperties().setBuiltIn(BuiltInDocumentProperties.AUTHOR, "John Doe");
        workbook.getDocumentProperties().setBuiltIn(BuiltInDocumentProperties.TITLE, "Generated title");

        worksheet.getColumn(0).setWidth(192, LengthUnit.PIXEL);
        worksheet.getColumn(1).setWidth(217, LengthUnit.PIXEL);

        workbook.save("Document Properties.%OutputFileType%");

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