Download this zip file:

The jar file you want is in the top level of the zip, the name is

There are two other .jar files and two subdirectories in the zip.

NOTE: heard that 2.5 had some problems, you may want to use 2.0 instead.


>From the author of SQL2XLS 

"Apache/Jakarta dev group signalled that with POI-2.5 if you create an xls
from a template with a logo on it, it creates a corrupted xls (that cannot
be opened anymore).

Then if you downloaded and installed the version POI-2.5 I've sent you
yesterday, I suggest keep using the old POI-2.0.


(article about SQL2XLS here:


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick.Chevalier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:Rick.Chevalier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 3:53 PM
> To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Jakarta POI JAR file
> After reading a recent article Scott Klement wrote about 
> creating Excel spreadsheets using the POI HSSF API's I have 
> embarked on a project to use the API's for an assignment I 
> have.  I am having trouble locating the JAR file to download 
> mentioned in the article.  I followed the links to the Apache 
> mirror site but could not find a file with the name 
> referenced.  Searching the archives provided some good 
> information but all paths ended at the same place.  My 
> searches all seem to end up at 
> http://apache.mirrors.pair.com/jakarta/poi/release/bin/.  
> None of the files listed are JAR files though.  Can someone 
> point me to the JAR file download?
> Being a JAVA novice the answer may be staring me in the face 
> and I wouldn't know it.
> Thanks,
> Rick 
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