Class CellAddress

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class CellAddress
    extends Object
    implements Comparable<CellAddress>

    This class is a container for POI usermodel row=0 column=0 cell references. It is barely a container for these two coordinates. The implementation of the Comparable interface sorts by "natural" order top left to bottom right.

    Use CellAddress when you want to refer to the location of a cell in a sheet when the concept of relative/absolute does not apply (such as the anchor location of a cell comment). Use CellReference when the concept of relative/absolute does apply (such as a cell reference in a formula). CellAddresses do not have a concept of "sheet", while CellReferences do.

    • Field Detail

      • A1

        public static final CellAddress A1
        A constant for references to the first cell in a sheet.
    • Constructor Detail

      • CellAddress

        public CellAddress​(int row,
                           int column)
        Create a new CellAddress object.
        row - Row index (first row is 0)
        column - Column index (first column is 0)
      • CellAddress

        public CellAddress​(String address)
        Create a new CellAddress object.
        address - a cell address in A1 format. Address may not contain sheet name or dollar signs. (that is, address is not a cell reference. Use CellAddress(CellReference) instead if starting with a cell reference.)
      • CellAddress

        public CellAddress​(CellReference reference)
        Create a new CellAddress object.
        reference - a reference to a cell
      • CellAddress

        public CellAddress​(CellAddress address)
        Create a new CellAddress object
        address - a CellAddress
      • CellAddress

        public CellAddress​(Cell cell)
        Create a new CellAddress object.
        cell - the Cell to get the location of
    • Method Detail

      • getRow

        public int getRow()
        Get the cell address row
      • getColumn

        public int getColumn()
        Get the cell address column
      • compareTo

        public int compareTo​(CellAddress other)
        Compare this CellAddress using the "natural" row-major, column-minor ordering. That is, top-left to bottom-right ordering.
        Specified by:
        compareTo in interface Comparable<CellAddress>
        other -
        • -1 if this CellAddress is before (above/left) of other
        • 0 if addresses are the same
        • 1 if this CellAddress is after (below/right) of other
      • hashCode

        public int hashCode()
        hashCode in class Object
      • formatAsString

        public String formatAsString()
        Same as toString()
        A1-style cell address string representation