Bug 63540 - POI writes corrupted .xlsx when adding large number of ValidationData in a sheet
Summary: POI writes corrupted .xlsx when adding large number of ValidationData in a sheet
Alias: None
Product: POI
Classification: Unclassified
Component: SXSSF (show other bugs)
Version: 4.0.0-FINAL
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: POI Developers List
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-07-03 08:52 UTC by Rahul Saxena
Modified: 2019-11-17 12:41 UTC (History)
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Description Rahul Saxena 2019-07-03 08:52:16 UTC
I want to write a large .xlsx file(50K rows) using POI in JAVA. I expect each row to contain multiple drop-down cells. Code works fine when number of rows are less than 30K but writes a corrupt file if number of rows exceed 35K.

I have tried SXSSFWorkbook and XSSFWorkbook but none worked for me. Here is the code:
SXSSFWorkbook workbook = new SXSSFWorkbook(100);
        SXSSFSheet sheet = workbook.createSheet();
        String[] optionsArray = new String[] {"1000.00","2000.00"};
        int no_of_rows = 35000;
        for(int i=0;i<=no_of_rows;i++) {
            SXSSFRow row1 = sheet.createRow(i);
            SXSSFCell r1c1 = row1.createCell(0);
            DataValidationConstraint  constraint1 = sheet.getDataValidationHelper().createExplicitListConstraint(optionsArray);
            CellRangeAddressList addressList1 = new CellRangeAddressList(i, i, 0, 0);
            DataValidation dataValidation1 = sheet.getDataValidationHelper().createValidation(constraint1, addressList1);

            SXSSFCell r1c2 = row1.createCell(1);
            DataValidationConstraint  constraint2 = sheet.getDataValidationHelper().createExplicitListConstraint(optionsArray);
            CellRangeAddressList addressList2 = new CellRangeAddressList(i, i, 1, 1);
            DataValidation dataValidation2 = sheet.getDataValidationHelper().createValidation(constraint2, addressList2);
        FileOutputStream fos =new FileOutputStream(new File("c:\\data\\testout.xlsx"));

I expect POI to work well with 50K rows of such data at least.
Comment 1 Dominik Stadler 2019-11-17 12:41:51 UTC
You may exceed some limitations of Excel itself, did you check Excel can handle such a large number when you create the file elsewhere?