RE: Can we Read Data from Other Open Source Excel editors other than Microsoft Excel using Apache POI?
You can read Excel using JExcel API . It is an opensource Java API which enables to read, write and edit excelsheet dynamically in a platform independent way. And also it has not dependencies on any third party libraries. You can download the JExcel API jars and add them to your classpath as usual. Please search online for the jars as we are not allowed to post other weblinks here.