Spreadsheet redactions

Filter by spreadsheet and column

If you have a document with one or more tables, organized into worksheets (one table per worksheet) - such as Microsoft Excel documents - you can use specific type of textual redactions, CellColumnRedaction. It allows you to set the scope of the redaction to a specific worksheet and/or column. The options are:

  • optionally set worksheet name or its numeric index (if both are missing, redaction affects all worksheets)
  • optionally set column (all columns are used, if the column filter is not set)

If no filters are set, redactions affects the entire document. All indices are zero-based. Below is an example, where we use all filters, to redact second column with emails (e.g. loaded from database) on a worksheet “Customers”, leaving untouched all other emails in the document:

final Redactor redactor  = new Redactor("sample.xlsx");
    CellFilter filter = new CellFilter();
    Pattern expression = Pattern.compile("^\\w+([-+.']\\w+)*@\\w+([-.]\\w+)*\\.\\w+([-.]\\w+)*$");
    RedactorChangeLog result = redactor.apply(new CellColumnRedaction(filter, expression, new ReplacementOptions("[customer email]")));
    if (result.getStatus() != RedactionStatus.Failed)
        SaveOptions so = new SaveOptions();
finally { redactor.close(); }