Java: Accept or Reject Tracked Changes in Excel

An Excel document with Track Changes turned on will let you know what changes have been made to the document since the author has saved it. If you have the full authority over the document, you can accept or reject each revision. This article covers how to accept or reject all tracked changes at once using Spire.XLS for Java.

Install Spire.XLS for Java

First of all, you're required to add the Spire.Xls.jar file as a dependency in your Java program. The JAR file can be downloaded from this link. If you use Maven, you can easily import the JAR file in your application by adding the following code to your project's pom.xml file.

  • Package Manager
<repositories>
    <repository>
        <id>com.e-iceblue</id>
        <name>e-iceblue</name>
        <url>http://repo.e-iceblue.com/nexus/content/groups/public/</url>
    </repository>
</repositories>
<dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>e-iceblue</groupId>
        <artifactId>spire.xls</artifactId>
        <version>4.9.0</version>
    </dependency>
</dependencies>

Accept Tracked Changes in a Workbook

To determine whether a workbook has tracked changes, use Workbook.hasTrackedChanegs() method. If yes, you can accept all changes at once using Workbook.acceptAllTrackedchanges() method. The following are the steps to accept tracked changes in an Excel workbook.

  • Create a Workbook object.
  • Load the sample Excel document using Workbook.loadFromFile() method.
  • Determine if the workbook has tracked changes by Workbook.hasTrackedChanegs() method.
  • Accept tracked changes using Workbook.acceptAllTrackedChanges() method.
  • Save the document to another file using Workbook.saveToFile() method.
  • Java
import com.spire.xls.FileFormat;
import com.spire.xls.Workbook;

public class AcceptTrackedChanges {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //Create a Workbook object
        Workbook wb = new Workbook();

        //Load the sample Excel file
        wb.loadFromFile("C:\\Users\\Administrator\\Desktop\\Employees.xlsx");

        //Determine if the workbook has tracked changes
        if (wb.hasTrackedChanges())
        {
            //Accept tracked changes in the workbook
            wb.acceptAllTrackedChanges();
        }

        //Save to file
        wb.saveToFile("output/AcceptChanges.xlsx", FileFormat.Version2013);
    }
}

Java: Accept or Reject Tracked Changes in Excel

Reject Tracked Changes in a Workbook

If the tracked changes have been proven to exist in a workbook, you can reject them using Workbook.rejectAllTrackedChanges() method. The following are the steps to achieve this.

  • Create a Workbook object.
  • Load the sample Excel document using Workbook.loadFromFile() method.
  • Determine if the workbook has tracked changes by Workbook.hasTrackedChanegs() method.
  • Reject all tracked changes using Workbook.rejectAllTrackedChanges() method.
  • Save the document to another file using Workbook.saveToFile() method.
  • Java
import com.spire.xls.FileFormat;
import com.spire.xls.Workbook;

public class RejectTrackedChanges {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        //Create a Workbook object
        Workbook wb = new Workbook();

        //Load the sample Excel file
        wb.loadFromFile("C:\\Users\\Administrator\\Desktop\\Employees.xlsx");

        //Determine if the workbook has tracked changes
        if (wb.hasTrackedChanges())
        {
            //Reject tracked changes in the workbook
            wb.rejectAllTrackedChanges();
        }

        //Save to file
        wb.saveToFile("output/RejectChanges.xlsx", FileFormat.Version2013);
    }
}

Java: Accept or Reject Tracked Changes in Excel

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