Bug 48522

Summary: Maximum Character by Cell
Product: POI Reporter: bryan.allison
Component: HSSFAssignee: POI Developers List <dev>
Severity: regression    
Priority: P2    
Version: 3.6-FINAL   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   

Description bryan.allison 2010-01-11 11:20:28 UTC
When generating a Excel file with the 3.6 version, there a limit of 255 character by cell, a problem that did not exist in version 3.2-Final that I currently use.
Comment 1 Nick Burch 2010-01-11 11:39:43 UTC
The limit in hssf is 32,767 characters.

Take a look at org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.TestHSSFCell#testMaxTextLength() which is a (passing) unit test which shows that cells with text that long can be stored just fine, and text longer than that can't.