Create Excel Pivot Tables in Java

Following example shows how to create a Pivot Table from a range of cells in an Excel file with Java.

GemBox.Spreadsheet currently does not provide functionality to calculate the actual data of the PivotTable.

It provides the functionality to arrange and customize Pivot Table appearance. Microsoft Excel application will refresh the Pivot Table when the output Excel file is opened.

Pivot Tables are loaded from and saved to XLSX file format only.

Excel Pivot Table created with GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java
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import com.gembox.spreadsheet.*;
import com.gembox.spreadsheet.pivottables.*;

class Program {

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

        ExcelFile workbook = new ExcelFile();

        ExcelWorksheet worksheet1 = workbook.addWorksheet("SourceSheet");

        // Specify sheet formatting.
        worksheet1.getColumn(0).setWidth(3, LengthUnit.CENTIMETER);
        worksheet1.getColumn(1).setWidth(3, LengthUnit.CENTIMETER);
        worksheet1.getColumn(2).setWidth(3, LengthUnit.CENTIMETER);
        worksheet1.getColumn(3).setWidth(3, LengthUnit.CENTIMETER);

        CellRange cells = worksheet1.getCells();

        // Specify header row.
        cells.get(0, 0).setValue("Departments");
        cells.get(0, 1).setValue("Names");
        cells.get(0, 2).setValue("Years of Service");
        cells.get(0, 3).setValue("Salaries");

        // Insert random data to sheet.
        java.util.Random random = new java.util.Random();
        String[] departments = new String[] { "Legal", "Marketing", "Finance", "Planning", "Purchasing" };
        String[] names = new String[] { "John Doe", "Fred Nurk", "Hans Meier", "Ivan Horvat" };
        String[] years = new String[] { "1-10", "11-20", "21-30", "over 30" };
        for (int i = 0; i < 100; ++i) {
            cells.get(i + 1, 0).setValue(departments[random.nextInt(departments.length)]);
            cells.get(i + 1, 1).setValue(names[random.nextInt(names.length)] + ' ' + (i + 1));
            cells.get(i + 1, 2).setValue(years[random.nextInt(years.length)]);
            cells.get(i + 1, 3).setValue((random.nextInt(91) + 10) * 100);

        // Create pivot cache from cell range "SourceSheet!A1:D100".
        PivotCache cache = workbook.getPivotCaches().addWorksheetSource("SourceSheet!A1:D100");

        // Create new sheet for pivot table.
        ExcelWorksheet worksheet2 = workbook.addWorksheet("PivotSheet");

        // Create pivot table "Company Profile" using the specified pivot cache and add it to the worksheet at the cell location 'A1'.
        PivotTable table = worksheet2.addPivotTable(cache, "Company Profile", "A1");

        // Aggregate 'Names' values into count value and show it as a percentage of row.
        PivotField field = table.getDataFields().add("Names");
        field.setName("% of Empl.");

        // Aggregate 'Salaries' values into average value.
        field = table.getDataFields().add("Salaries");
        field.setName("Avg. Salary");

        // Group rows into 'Departments'.

        // Group columns first into 'Years of Service' and then into 'Values' (count 'Names' and average 'Salaries').
        table.getColumnFields().add("Years of Service");

        // Specify the string to be displayed in row and column header.
        table.setColumnHeaderCaption("Years of Service");

        // Do not show grand totals for rows.

        // Set pivot table style.
        table.setBuiltInStyle(BuiltInPivotStyleName.PIVOT_STYLE_MEDIUM_7);"Pivot Tables.xlsx");

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