The excel module provides a set of utilities to facilitate the work with excel documents. Such documents are often used by reporting systems to export informations and represent the information in a chart. Excel documents are used in many workflow projects to export information based on a excel template. The most used library this kind of work is Jakarta POI. This is a useful library to read and write excel files witha low level API.
A more common requirement in projects is the mapping between excel documents and internal data objects. Therefore a small and easy-to-use project, called jXLS was set up. It enables developers to read and write excel doucments on
an abstract layer.
What's new for Mule 2
The new version of the excel module makes use of the custom namespace handlers in Mule 2. Therefore it becomes easier to configure the Excel module. An updated user guide for the configuration in Mule 2 are listed below:
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