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Thread: conversions and excel

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    Default conversions and excel

    i'm a noob, i know but here's my situation

    so i have an excel document with one column dedicated to dates and the next column dedicated to times. anyway i wanted to write up a java app that can read the excel document and create a new excel document with the dates and times as a standard java milliseconds date

    i have no clue how to go about this and have very little java background so here are my questions

    1) is it possible?
    2) how should i go about doing this?

    i would gladly pay for someone to write this up for me, but i would also like to learn how to do this, if anyone has advice/comments pm me or reply

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    Default Re: conversions and excel

    If you plan on doing this a lot, I'd recommend looking into something like JExcelApi (JExcelApi). If you are only going to do this a few times, it may be more efficient to just save the excel file to a tab delim format, then use java to read that file, make changes, and write to another tab delim which can be read in by Excel.

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    JExcelApi can resolve you problem. You can read the tutorial.html, there is a simple case about dates conversions

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