How to Insert a Table in an Online DOCX Document in Java

If you’re editing an online Word document and need to insert a table with relevant data, we’re here to make that a less painful process. This article will detail the process for inserting a table in DOCX using Java, and is a complementary article to the previously posted Begin Editing and Finish Editing tutorials.

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First things first — here is the request configuration:

{
"InputFileBytes": "string",
"InputFileUrl": "string",
"TableToInsert": {
"TableID": "string",
"Path": "string",
"Width": "string",
"WidthType": "string",
"TableRows": [
{
"RowIndex": 0,
"Path": "string",
"RowCells": [
{
"CellIndex": 0,
"Path": "string",
"Paragraphs": [
{
"ParagraphIndex": 0,
"Path": "string",
"ContentRuns": [
{
"RunIndex": 0,
"Path": "string",
"TextItems": [
{
"TextIndex": 0,
"Path": "string",
"TextContent": "string"
}
],
"Bold": true,
"Italic": true,
"Underline": "string",
"FontFamily": "string",
"FontSize": "string"
}
],
"StyleID": "string"
}
],
"CellShadingColor": "string",
"CellShadingFill": "string",
"CellShadingPattern": "string",
"CellWidthMode": "string",
"CellWidth": "string"
}
]
}
],
"TopBorderType": "string",
"TopBorderSize": 0,
"TopBorderSpace": 0,
"TopBorderColor": "string",
"BottomBorderType": "string",
"BottomBorderSize": 0,
"BottomBorderSpace": 0,
"BottomBorderColor": "string",
"LeftBorderType": "string",
"LeftBorderSize": 0,
"LeftBorderSpace": 0,
"LeftBorderColor": "string",
"RightBorderType": "string",
"RightBorderSize": 0,
"RightBorderSpace": 0,
"RightBorderColor": "string",
"CellHorizontalBorderType": "string",
"CellHorizontalBorderSize": 0,
"CellHorizontalBorderSpace": 0,
"CellHorizontalBorderColor": "string",
"CellVerticalBorderType": "string",
"CellVerticalBorderSize": 0,
"CellVerticalBorderSpace": 0,
"CellVerticalBorderColor": "string",
"StartBorderType": "string",
"StartBorderSize": 0,
"StartBorderSpace": 0,
"StartBorderColor": "string",
"EndBorderType": "string",
"EndBorderSize": 0,
"EndBorderSpace": 0,
"EndBorderColor": "string",
"TableIndentationMode": "string",
"TableIndentationWidth": 0
},
"InsertPlacement": "string",
"InsertPath": "string"
}

Next, we can install the SDK with Maven by adding a reference to the repository in pom.xml:

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>jitpack.io</id>
<url>https://jitpack.io</url>
</repository>
</repositories>

Then we add a reference to the dependency:

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.github.Cloudmersive</groupId>
<artifactId>Cloudmersive.APIClient.Java</artifactId>
<version>v3.54</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Once these have been added, we can call the insert table function with the following code:

// Import classes:
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiClient;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.ApiException;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.Configuration;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.invoker.auth.*;
//import com.cloudmersive.client.EditDocumentApi;

If your document editing is complete after this transaction, don’t forget to leverage the Finish Editing API to close out the process and download your new document!

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.

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