Bug 44069 - Excel 97 crashes when opening excel files created with HSSF
Summary: Excel 97 crashes when opening excel files created with HSSF
Alias: None
Product: POI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HSSF (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P5 trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: POI Developers List
Keywords: APIBug
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-12-13 01:53 UTC by markus scheid
Modified: 2009-02-18 12:14 UTC (History)
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Description markus scheid 2007-12-13 01:53:02 UTC
I worked with the poi-3.0.1-FINAL-20070705.jar and the
poi-3.0.2-beta1-20071204.jar. I had the problem that the created files with HSSF
crashes Excel 97 when I tried to open this files. With the old
poi-2.5.1-final-20040804.jar everthing worked just fine, apart from the problem
with the java.lang.outOfMemmory exception when amount of the rows written by
HSSF exceeds about 3500 rows. The new versions crahses Excel 97 if the user has
no write authorizations on the specific folder.
Comment 1 Nick Burch 2007-12-13 05:03:29 UTC
You could argue that excel shouldn't crash no matter what file you feed it

If the same file opens fine in other versions of excel, then you'll probably be
best off reporting a bug to Microsoft
Comment 2 David Fisher 2009-02-18 12:14:30 UTC
Without a response or further information, I am resolving this as "INVALID"