Bug 53593 - biffviewer problem appeared out of nowhere
Summary: biffviewer problem appeared out of nowhere
Alias: None
Product: POI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HSSF (show other bugs)
Version: 3.8-dev
Hardware: PC Windows Vista
: P2 blocker (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: POI Developers List
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-24 09:05 UTC by etienne
Modified: 2012-07-24 09:29 UTC (History)
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Description etienne 2012-07-24 09:05:37 UTC
I made a program that download a .xls file from internet and then open it and read it. It was working just fine till i had to reajust my libraries on eclipse before compiling the .jar file. Still they were the same libraries but then this error began to appear everytime i try to run my program :

org.apache.poi.hssf.dev.BiffViewer$CommandParseException: Biff viewer needs a filename
	at org.apache.poi.hssf.dev.BiffViewer$CommandArgs.parse(BiffViewer.java:334)
	at org.apache.poi.hssf.dev.BiffViewer.main(BiffViewer.java:387)

The code is the same in any case and now whatever i do to change the libraries settings (its location...), it's not working anymore.

So, I'd like to request your help to resolve this problem.
Comment 1 Nick Burch 2012-07-24 09:18:57 UTC
You seem to have set BiffViewer as the primary class for your project. You should ask for help on an Eclipse forum for how to undo this, and how to set your own program instead
Comment 2 etienne 2012-07-24 09:29:28 UTC
Well i feel stupid but you were right (Well it's true that 90% of informatics problem are between the chair and the keyboard). Though i don't know how i could make such a stupid mistake. Anyway thanks a lot, you saved my job. =)