Package org.apache.poi.ss.usermodel
Interface FormulaEvaluator

 All Known Implementing Classes:
BaseFormulaEvaluator
,BaseXSSFFormulaEvaluator
,HSSFFormulaEvaluator
,SXSSFFormulaEvaluator
,XSSFFormulaEvaluator
public interface FormulaEvaluator
Evaluates formula cells.For performance reasons, this class keeps a cache of all previously calculated intermediate cell values. Be sure to call
clearAllCachedResultValues()
if any workbook cells are changed between calls to evaluate~ methods on this class.


Method Summary
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Deprecated Methods Modifier and Type Method Description void
clearAllCachedResultValues()
Should be called whenever there are changes to input cells in the evaluated workbook.CellValue
evaluate(Cell cell)
If cell contains a formula, the formula is evaluated and returned, else the CellValue simply copies the appropriate cell value from the cell and also its cell type.void
evaluateAll()
Loops over all cells in all sheets of the associated workbook.CellType
evaluateFormulaCell(Cell cell)
If cell contains formula, it evaluates the formula, and saves the result of the formula.CellType
evaluateFormulaCellEnum(Cell cell)
Deprecated.useevaluateFormulaCell(cell)
Cell
evaluateInCell(Cell cell)
If cell contains formula, it evaluates the formula, and puts the formula result back into the cell, in place of the old formula.void
notifyDeleteCell(Cell cell)
Should be called to tell the cell value cache that the specified cell has just become a formula cell, or the formula text has changedvoid
notifySetFormula(Cell cell)
Should be called to tell the cell value cache that the specified (value or formula) cell has changed.void
notifyUpdateCell(Cell cell)
Should be called to tell the cell value cache that the specified (value or formula) cell has changed.void
setDebugEvaluationOutputForNextEval(boolean value)
Perform detailed output of formula evaluation for next evaluation only? Is for developer use only (also developers using POI for their XLS files).void
setIgnoreMissingWorkbooks(boolean ignore)
Whether to ignore missing references to external workbooks and use cached formula results in the main workbook instead.void
setupReferencedWorkbooks(Map<String,FormulaEvaluator> workbooks)
Sets up the Formula Evaluator to be able to reference and resolve links to other workbooks, eg [Test.xls]Sheet1!A1.



Method Detail

clearAllCachedResultValues
void clearAllCachedResultValues()
Should be called whenever there are changes to input cells in the evaluated workbook. Failure to call this method after changing cell values will cause incorrect behaviour of the evaluate~ methods of this class

notifySetFormula
void notifySetFormula(Cell cell)
Should be called to tell the cell value cache that the specified (value or formula) cell has changed. Failure to call this method after changing cell values will cause incorrect behaviour of the evaluate~ methods of this class

notifyDeleteCell
void notifyDeleteCell(Cell cell)
Should be called to tell the cell value cache that the specified cell has just become a formula cell, or the formula text has changed

notifyUpdateCell
void notifyUpdateCell(Cell cell)
Should be called to tell the cell value cache that the specified (value or formula) cell has changed. Failure to call this method after changing cell values will cause incorrect behaviour of the evaluate~ methods of this class

evaluateAll
void evaluateAll()
Loops over all cells in all sheets of the associated workbook. For cells that contain formulas, their formulas are evaluated, and the results are saved. These cells remain as formula cells. For cells that do not contain formulas, no changes are made. This is a helpful wrapper around looping over all cells, and calling evaluateFormulaCell on each one.

evaluate
CellValue evaluate(Cell cell)
If cell contains a formula, the formula is evaluated and returned, else the CellValue simply copies the appropriate cell value from the cell and also its cell type. This method should be preferred over evaluateInCell() when the call should not modify the contents of the original cell. Parameters:
cell
 TheCell
to evaluate

evaluateFormulaCell
CellType evaluateFormulaCell(Cell cell)
If cell contains formula, it evaluates the formula, and saves the result of the formula. The cell remains as a formula cell. Else if cell does not contain formula, this method leaves the cell unchanged. Note that the type of the formula result is returned, so you know what kind of value is also stored with the formula.int evaluatedCellType = evaluator.evaluateFormulaCell(cell);
Be aware that your cell will hold both the formula, and the result. If you want the cell replaced with the result of the formula, useevaluateInCell(Cell)
 Parameters:
cell
 The cell to evaluate Returns:
 The type of the formula result, i.e. 1 if the cell is not a formula,
or one of
CellType.NUMERIC
,CellType.STRING
,CellType.BOOLEAN
,CellType.ERROR
Note: the cell's type remains as CellType.FORMULA however.

evaluateFormulaCellEnum
@Deprecated @Removal(version="4.2") CellType evaluateFormulaCellEnum(Cell cell)
Deprecated.useevaluateFormulaCell(cell)
If cell contains formula, it evaluates the formula, and saves the result of the formula. The cell remains as a formula cell. Else if cell does not contain formula, this method leaves the cell unchanged. Note that the type of the formula result is returned, so you know what kind of value is also stored with the formula.CellType evaluatedCellType = evaluator.evaluateFormulaCell(cell);
Be aware that your cell will hold both the formula, and the result. If you want the cell replaced with the result of the formula, useevaluateInCell(Cell)
 Parameters:
cell
 The cell to evaluate Returns:
 The type of the formula result, i.e. 1 if the cell is not a formula,
or one of
CellType.NUMERIC
,CellType.STRING
,CellType.BOOLEAN
,CellType.ERROR
Note: the cell's type remains as CellType.FORMULA however.

evaluateInCell
Cell evaluateInCell(Cell cell)
If cell contains formula, it evaluates the formula, and puts the formula result back into the cell, in place of the old formula. Else if cell does not contain formula, this method leaves the cell unchanged. Note that the same instance of Cell is returned to allow chained calls like:int evaluatedCellType = evaluator.evaluateInCell(cell).getCellType();
Be aware that your cell value will be changed to hold the result of the formula. If you simply want the formula value computed for you, useevaluateFormulaCell(Cell)
 Parameters:
cell
 TheCell
to evaluate and modify.

setupReferencedWorkbooks
void setupReferencedWorkbooks(Map<String,FormulaEvaluator> workbooks)
Sets up the Formula Evaluator to be able to reference and resolve links to other workbooks, eg [Test.xls]Sheet1!A1.For a workbook referenced as [Test.xls]Sheet1!A1, you should supply a map containing the key Test.xls (no square brackets), and an open FormulaEvaluator onto that Workbook.
 Parameters:
workbooks
 Map of workbook names (no square brackets) to an evaluator on that workbook

setIgnoreMissingWorkbooks
void setIgnoreMissingWorkbooks(boolean ignore)
Whether to ignore missing references to external workbooks and use cached formula results in the main workbook instead.In some cases external workbooks referenced by formulas in the main workbook are not available. With this method you can control how POI handles such missing references:
 by default ignoreMissingWorkbooks=false and POI throws
CollaboratingWorkbooksEnvironment.WorkbookNotFoundException
if an external reference cannot be resolved  if ignoreMissingWorkbooks=true then POI uses cached formula result that already exists in the main workbook
 Parameters:
ignore
 whether to ignore missing references to external workbooks
 by default ignoreMissingWorkbooks=false and POI throws

setDebugEvaluationOutputForNextEval
void setDebugEvaluationOutputForNextEval(boolean value)
Perform detailed output of formula evaluation for next evaluation only? Is for developer use only (also developers using POI for their XLS files). LogLevel WARN is for basic info, INFO for detailed information. These quite high levels are used because you have to explicitly enable this specific logging. Parameters:
value
 whether to perform detailed output

