Class "cellstyle"

This class represents a cell style in a Microsoft Excel '>workbook. S4 objects of this class and corresponding methods are used to manipulate cell styles. This includes setting data formats, borders, background- and foreground-colors, etc.

classes, utilities

XLConnect generally makes use of custom (named) cell styles. This allows users to more easily manage cell styles via Excel's cell style menu. For example, assuming you were using a specific custom cell style for your data table headers, you can change the header styling with a few clicks in Excel's cell style menu across all tables.

Objects from the Class

Cell styles are created by calling the createCellStyle method on a '>workbook object.



Object of class jobjRef (see package rJava) which represents a Java object reference that is used in the back-end to manipulate the underlying Excel cell style instance.


Apply, create, or remove a cell style: http://bit.ly/gj1KRx

See Also

'>workbook, createCellStyle, setStyleAction, setCellStyle

  • cellstyle-class
# Load workbook (create if not existing)
wb <- loadWorkbook("cellstyles.xlsx", create = TRUE)

# We don't set a specific style action in this demo, so the 
# default 'XLConnect' will be used (XLC$"STYLE_ACTION.XLCONNECT")

# Create a sheet named 'mtcars'
createSheet(wb, name = "mtcars")

# Create a named region called 'mtcars' referring to the sheet
# called 'mtcars'
createName(wb, name = "mtcars", formula = "mtcars!$C$4")

# Write built-in data set 'mtcars' to the above defined named region.
# This will use the default style action 'XLConnect'.
writeNamedRegion(wb, mtcars, name = "mtcars")

# Now let's color all weight cells of cars with a weight > 3.5 in red
# (mtcars$wt > 3.5)

# First, create a corresponding (named) cell style
heavyCar <- createCellStyle(wb, name = "HeavyCar")

# Specify the cell style to use a solid foreground color
setFillPattern(heavyCar, fill = XLC$"FILL.SOLID_FOREGROUND")

# Specify the foreground color to be used
setFillForegroundColor(heavyCar, color = XLC$"COLOR.RED")

# Which cars have a weight > 3.5 ?
rowIndex <- which(mtcars$wt > 3.5)

# NOTE: The mtcars data.frame has been written offset with top 
# left cell C4 - and we have also written a header row!
# So, let's take that into account appropriately. Obviously,
# the two steps could be combined directly into one ...
rowIndex <- rowIndex + 4

# The same holds for the column index
colIndex <- which(names(mtcars) == "wt") + 2

# Set the 'HeavyCar' cell style for the corresponding cells.
# Note: the row and col arguments are vectorized!
setCellStyle(wb, sheet = "mtcars", row = rowIndex, col = colIndex,
             cellstyle = heavyCar)

# Save workbook (this actually writes the file to disk)

# clean up 
# }
Documentation reproduced from package XLConnect, version 1.0.1, License: GPL-3

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