Terry -

Another option is to create a simple spreadsheet with a single cell that has
the correct % formatting, save it as an XML document, and examine how Excel
does it by finding the formatting info in the XML doc...

- sjl

"Terry Anderson" <terrya@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Greetings List,
I am creating an excel spread sheet using the Jakarta POI and am having
trouble getting a cell to format as percent. I set up the cell as

// Create a cell style for percents.

Percents = HSSFWorkbook_createCellStyle(book);

DataFmt = HSSFWorkbook_createDataFormat(book);
TempStr = new_String('0.00%');
PctFmt = HSSFDataFormat_getFormat(DataFmt: TempStr);
HSSFCellStyle_setDataFormat(Percents: PctFmt);

The problem is that when the program runs, I only get whole percents and
anything under one percent shows as 0.00%.

In other words instead of getting 17.62% I get 17.00% and instead of
0.94% I get 0.00%.

Does any body have any ideas as to what I am doing wrong?

Terry Anderson
Programming Manager
Citation Corporation
Switchboard 1.251.867.5481 ext 212
Direct Line 1.251.809.2312
Fax 251.867.0525
Cell 1.251.363.4975

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2020 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].