What Is poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar?

What Is poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar?

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poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar is one of the JAR files for Apache POI 5.2.3, which provides an API for Microsoft document files of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.

poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar provides support for older versions of Microsoft document files like Word 97, Excel 97, PowerPoint 97, etc.

poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar is distributed as part of the poi-bin-5.2.3-20220909.zip download file.

JAR File Size and Download Location:

JAR name: poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar
Target JDK version: 9

File name: poi-scratchpad.jar, poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar
File size: 1897121 bytes
Release date: 09-09-2022
Download: Apache POI Website

Here are Java Source Code files for poi-scratchpad-5.2.3.jar:


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   The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
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package org.apache.poi.hslf.model;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.ServiceLoader;

import org.apache.logging.log4j.LogManager;
import org.apache.logging.log4j.Logger;
import org.apache.poi.ddf.AbstractEscherOptRecord;
import org.apache.poi.ddf.EscherComplexProperty;
import org.apache.poi.ddf.EscherPropertyTypes;
import org.apache.poi.ddf.EscherTertiaryOptRecord;
import org.apache.poi.hslf.usermodel.HSLFShape;
import org.apache.poi.sl.usermodel.MetroShapeProvider;
import org.apache.poi.sl.usermodel.Shape;
import org.apache.poi.sl.usermodel.TextParagraph;
import org.apache.poi.sl.usermodel.TextRun;
import org.apache.poi.util.Internal;

 * Experimental class for metro blobs, i.e. an alternative escher property
 * containing an ooxml representation of the shape
public class HSLFMetroShape<
    S extends Shape<S,P>,
    P extends TextParagraph<S,P,? extends TextRun>
> {
    private static final Logger LOGGER = LogManager.getLogger(HSLFMetroShape.class);

    private final HSLFShape shape;

    public HSLFMetroShape(HSLFShape shape) {
        this.shape = shape;

     * @return the bytes of the metro blob, which are bytes of an OPCPackage, i.e. a zip stream
    public byte[] getMetroBytes() {
        EscherComplexProperty ep = getMetroProp();
        return (ep == null) ? null : ep.getComplexData();

     * @return if there's a metro blob to extract
    public boolean hasMetroBlob() {
        return getMetroProp() != null;

    private EscherComplexProperty getMetroProp() {
        AbstractEscherOptRecord opt = shape.getEscherChild(EscherTertiaryOptRecord.RECORD_ID);
        return (opt == null) ? null : (EscherComplexProperty)opt.lookup(EscherPropertyTypes.GROUPSHAPE__METROBLOB.propNumber);

     * @return the metro blob shape or null if either there's no metro blob or the ooxml classes
     * aren't in the classpath
    public Shape<S,P> getShape() {
        byte[] metroBytes = getMetroBytes();
        if (metroBytes == null) {
            return null;

        ClassLoader cl = HSLFMetroShape.class.getClassLoader();
        IOException lastError = null;
        for (MetroShapeProvider msp : ServiceLoader.load(MetroShapeProvider.class, cl)) {
            try {
                return (Shape<S, P>) msp.parseShape(metroBytes);
            } catch (IOException ex) {
                lastError = ex;

        LOGGER.atError().withThrowable(lastError).log("can't process metro blob, check if all dependencies for POI OOXML are in the classpath.");
        return null;


Or download all of them as a single archive file:

File name: poi-scratchpad-5.2.3-src.zip
File size: 1238744 bytes
Release date: 2022-09-09


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