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kiran manohar
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hi,
i have a requirement where i need to convert excel and pdf files to java objects just like converting xml files to java objects using xml parsing methods.is this possible. if so plz give the code or atleast the api
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Joel McNary
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Kiran:
take a look at iText for java-PDF conversions.
For Excel, if you are on Windows, probably the best way is to create an ODBC driver to the Excel file (yes, you can do that...) and read the document through the JDBC-ODBC bridge. if you cannot do that, then look at the Jarkata POI API.
 
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hi joel,
thanks for the links. but the pdf to java is based on servlets. cant i use java api instead of servlets in iText.
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Prakash Dwivedi
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Hi Kiran,
iText ccan be used withoud servlets as well, u should go through their docs/tutorial. Here is a link for sample program http://www.lowagie.com/iText/examples/Chap0101.java
 
kiran manohar
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Dwivedi,
thanks for the suggestions.its working great. i have another doubt , is it possible to convert java objects to pdf and pdf to java objects or am i asking too much .
regards
kiranmanohar
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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