Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Eli

Member since Mar 4, 2010

Recent Blog Comments By Eli

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Jul 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    @Drew, it's been a while, but I remember that same thing happening to me when I was implementing this. If I recall correctly, I think the problem was with where I was putting the auto-width style item. I don't remember exactly what the problem was, but I remember there was some odd issue with that. ... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Mar 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    For those of you interested in using the auto-width features of POI to make Excel automatically resize column widths to fit what's in those columns, I want to share how I did it: Before you start: This functionality is unsupported in older versions of POI (those that ship with CF8 don't have it-- d... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Mar 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM

    @Bob Dively, boy, you weren't kidding. That was easy! Now just one last question: I'm trying to use this for dynamic excel reports, so I don't really care about ever writing the file to my server (I'll do it if I have to, but I'd rather avoid the over head). Anyway, do you know if there's a way to i... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Mar 5, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    @Bob Dively, Good call! I was trying to install POI, but I guess I should just try with the built-in version. In that case, could you recommend a decent tutorial on installing custom tags? I've worked with CF for three years now, and I've never really needed to do that before.... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Mar 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    @Bob Dively, Awesome! But do you know of instructions somewhere to get POI up and running with Ben's code? That's kinda where I'm stuck right now, and I can't really find instructions for setup anywhere.... read more »

  • ColdFusion Component Wrapper For POI To Read And Write Excel Files

    Posted on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Hey Ben, Are there instructions for getting your version of the POI up and running on CF8 somewhere? Also, do you know if this approach gets rid of the annoying "the file you are trying to open is in a different format than specified by the file extension" message on Excel 2007? -Eli... read more »