Joseph Witt updated NIFI-2613:
    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)

flagging as patch avail.  needs review

> Support extracting content from Microsoft Excel (.xlxs) documents
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>                 Key: NIFI-2613
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NIFI-2613
>             Project: Apache NiFi
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Extensions
>            Reporter: Jeremy Dyer
>            Assignee: Jeremy Dyer
>             Fix For: 1.1.0
> Microsoft Excel is a wildly popular application that businesses rely heavily 
> on to store, visualize, and calculate data. Any single company most likely 
> has thousands of Excel documents containing data that could be very valuable 
> if ingested via NiFi and combined with other datasources. Apache POI is a 
> popular 100% Java library for parsing several Microsoft document formats 
> including Excel. Apache POI is extremely flexible and can do several things. 
> This issue would focus solely on using Apache POI to parse an incoming .xlxs 
> document and convert it to CSV. The processor should be capable of limiting 
> which excel sheets. CSV seems like the natural choice for outputting each row 
> since this feature is already available in Excel and feels very natural to 
> most Excel sheet designs.
> This capability should most likely introduce a new "poi" module as I envision 
> many more capabilities around parsing Microsoft documents could come from 
> this base effort.

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