Bug 59428 - Xml Beans 2.6 exception with Excel creation on Android
Summary: Xml Beans 2.6 exception with Excel creation on Android
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 59268
Alias: None
Product: POI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: XSSF (show other bugs)
Version: 3.14-FINAL
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: POI Developers List
Depends on: 59268
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Reported: 2016-05-04 10:10 UTC by Hanzo
Modified: 2016-05-04 16:10 UTC (History)
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Description Hanzo 2016-05-04 10:10:15 UTC
I'm trying to create .xlsx documents with the Apache POI 3.14 library.

This is my Gradle config:

defaultConfig {
            applicationId "com.example.app"
            minSdkVersion 14
            targetSdkVersion 19

            multiDexEnabled true


        buildTypes {
            release {
                minifyEnabled true
                proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt')
                proguardFile 'Path/app/proguard-rules.pro'

    dependencies {
        compile 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:22.2.0'
        compile 'com.android.support:multidex:1.0.1'
        //compile files('libs/android-support-v13.jar')
        compile files('libs/commons-io-2.4.jar')
        compile files('libs/commons-net-3.3.jar')
        compile files('libs/poi-3.14-20160307.jar')
        compile files('libs/poi-ooxml-3.14-20160307.jar')
        compile files('libs/poi-ooxml-schemas-3.14-20160307.jar')
        compile files('libs/xmlbeans-2.6.0.jar')
        compile files('libs/curvesapi-1.03.jar')
        compile files('libs/commons-codec-1.10.jar')
        compile files('libs/commons-logging-1.2.jar')
        compile files('libs/junit-4.12.jar')
        compile files('libs/log4j-1.2.17.jar')
        compile 'com.roomorama:caldroid:2.3.1'

With the original xmlbeans library xmlbeans-2.6.0.jar I get this exception when I try to run APP

Error:Execution failed for task ':app:transformClassesWithJarMergingForDebug'.
> com.android.build.api.transform.TransformException: java.util.zip.ZipException: duplicate entry: org/apache/xmlbeans/xml/stream/Location.class
I've tried to remove the duplicated class with this method

-Unzip the jar file. (Simply change .jar extension to .zip
-This will remove the duplicate files.
-Recreate the jar using jar cf xmlbeans.jar -C (path to unzipped folder) . (Mind it, there is a dot in the end of command)
-Use this regenerated jar
When I try to run the app with this recompiled .jar I get this warnings but even so it is launched to the device

    Error:warning: Ignoring InnerClasses attribute for an anonymous inner class
    Error:(org.apache.xmlbeans.impl.inst2xsd.RussianDollStrategy$1) that doesn't come with an
    Error:associated EnclosingMethod attribute. This class was probably produced by a
    Error:compiler that did not target the modern .class file format. The recommended
    Error:solution is to recompile the class from source, using an up-to-date compiler
    Error:and without specifying any "-target" type options. The consequence of ignoring
    Error:this warning is that reflective operations on this class will incorrectly
    Error:indicate that it is *not* an inner class.
Then when in my code try to do :

XSSFWorkbook wb = new XSSFWorkbook();
I get this exception and closes the app

     Caused by: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax.xml.stream.XMLEventFactory
    at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.internal.marshallers.PackagePropertiesMarshaller.<clinit>(PackagePropertiesMarshaller.java:41)
 at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.OPCPackage.init(OPCPackage.java:162) 
 at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.OPCPackage.<init>(OPCPackage.java:142) 
 at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.Package.<init>(Package.java:37) 
 at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.ZipPackage.<init>(ZipPackage.java:67) 
 at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.OPCPackage.create(OPCPackage.java:344) 
 at org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.XSSFWorkbook.newPackage(XSSFWorkbook.java:453) 
 at org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.XSSFWorkbook.<init>(XSSFWorkbook.java:226) 
 at org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.XSSFWorkbook.<init>(XSSFWorkbook.java:218) 
 at com.asde.armatest.persistency.AsyncExcelFile.doInBackground(AsyncExcelFile.java:285) 
What would be wrong?
Comment 1 Dominik Stadler 2016-05-04 14:54:54 UTC
The same was posted at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37023667/xml-beans-2-6-exception-with-excel-creation-on-android

It is a possible duplicate discussion of http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36596776/poi-duplicate-entry-org-apache-xmlbeans-xml-stream-bindigconfig-class 

Which in turn links back to https://github.com/andruhon/android5xlsx as possible workaround and bug 59268 as the discussion in POI to avoid this problem.

So this bug is mostly not a problem of POI itself and there is ongoing discussion in another bug about a fix for XmlBeans, therefore I am closing this one as duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 59268 ***
Comment 2 Hanzo 2016-05-04 16:10:45 UTC
I've already tested this repo

With different result but still with problems. If you want you could check my reported issue to this repo:


Thanks a lot