java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser cannot be cast to org.xml.sax.XMLReader

Hello,

I am developing a webwork action that has a reading a xlsx file to use this POI. In implementing the action get the following errors:

[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] Warning: Caught exception attempting to use SAX to load a SAX XMLReader
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] Warning: Exception was: java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser cannot be cast to org.xml.sax.XMLReader
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] Warning: I will print the stack trace then carry on using the default SAX parser
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser cannot be cast to org.xml.sax.XMLReader
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory.loadClass(Unknown Source)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory.createXMLReader(Unknown Source)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.dom4j.io.SAXHelper.createXMLReader(SAXHelper.java:74)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.createXMLReader(SAXReader.java:647)

The pom.xml is:

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.atlassian.jira</groupId>
<artifactId>atlassian-jira</artifactId>
<version>${jira.version}</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>junit</groupId>
<artifactId>junit</artifactId>
<version>4.6</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.atlassian.jira</groupId>
<artifactId>jira-func-tests</artifactId>
<version>${jira.version}</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>
<artifactId>servlet-api</artifactId>
<version>2.5</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>opensymphony</groupId>
<artifactId>webwork</artifactId>
<version>1.4</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi-ooxml</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>


Any ideas?

Thank you very much!
Patri.

7 answers

I also tried to include the poi libraries to extract Text form various MS Office Formats.
I struggled a while with the dependencies, like you did.
For me, this works. It is a bit different from the snippet above, as I also had to include the poi-scratchpad jar.
POM:
&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;org.apache.poi&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;poi-scratchpad&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;3.8&lt;/version&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;org.apache.poi&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;poi&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;3.8&lt;/version&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;org.apache.poi&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;poi-ooxml&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;3.8&lt;/version&gt;
    &lt;exclusions&gt;
        &lt;exclusion&gt;
            &lt;groupId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/groupId&gt;
            &lt;artifactId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/artifactId&gt;
        &lt;/exclusion&gt;
        &lt;exclusion&gt;
            &lt;groupId&gt;dom4j&lt;/groupId&gt;
            &lt;artifactId&gt;dom4j&lt;/artifactId&gt;
        &lt;/exclusion&gt;
    &lt;/exclusions&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;1.0.b2&lt;/version&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

Can you paste the code here as well please?

My code is:

protected String doExecute() throws Exception {
FileInputStream fileInputStream = new FileInputStream("D:\\multPartReq12424.xlsx");
XSSFWorkbook workBook = new XSSFWorkbook(fileInputStream);
XSSFSheet sheet = workBook.getSheet("0");
XSSFRow row = null;
XSSFCell cell = null;
for ( int i=0, z=sheet.getLastRowNum(); i<z; i++ ){
row = sheet.getRow(i);
if (row != null) {
for (int ii=0, zz=row.getLastCellNum(); ii<zz; ii++){
cell = row.getCell(i);
if (cell != null) {
if (XSSFCell.CELL_TYPE_STRING == cell.getCellType()){
log.info("CELL STRING: "+cell.getStringCellValue());
}
if (XSSFCell.CELL_TYPE_NUMERIC == cell.getCellType()){
log.info("CELL NUMERIC: "+cell.getStringCellValue());
}
}
}
}
}

return SUCCESS;
}

Thank you very much.

What version of JDK are you using?

are you sure that file is a valid XLSX file, Files exported out of JIRA are not really Excel files but HTML that Excel understands.

Would it be possible to move this out to a test class that you can run stand alone and see

attributes of class

"XSSFWorkbook workBook = new XSSFWorkbook(fileInputStream);"

Thank you very much!

Problem solved.

The problem was libreria.EL pom.xml is as follows:

<dependencies>

<dependency>

<groupId>com.atlassian.jira</groupId>

<artifactId>atlassian-jira</artifactId>

<version>${jira.version}</version>

<scope>provided</scope>

</dependency>

<dependency>

<groupId>junit</groupId>

<artifactId>junit</artifactId>

<version>4.6</version>

<scope>test</scope>

</dependency>

<dependency>

<groupId>com.atlassian.jira</groupId>

<artifactId>jira-func-tests</artifactId>

<version>${jira.version}</version>

<scope>test</scope>

</dependency>

<dependency>

<groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>

<artifactId>servlet-api</artifactId>

<version>2.5</version>

<scope>provided</scope>

</dependency>

<dependency>

<groupId>opensymphony</groupId>

<artifactId>webwork</artifactId>

<version>1.4</version>

</dependency>

<dependency>

<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>

<artifactId>poi</artifactId>

<version>3.8</version>

</dependency>

<dependency>

<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>

<artifactId>poi-ooxml</artifactId>

<version>3.8</version>

<exclusions>

<exclusion>

<groupId>xml-apis</groupId>

<artifactId>xml-apis</artifactId>

</exclusion>

<exclusion>

<groupId>dom4j</groupId>

<artifactId>dom4j</artifactId>

</exclusion>

</exclusions>

</dependency>

<dependency>

<groupId>xml-apis</groupId>

<artifactId>xml-apis</artifactId>

<version>1.0.b2</version>

</dependency>

</dependencies>

hi, i think i have a similar problem.

also the classCastException.

How exactly did you solve this?

I also tried to include the poi libraries to extract Text form various MS Office Formats.

I struggled a while with the dependencies, like you did.

For me, this works. It is a bit different from the snippet above, as I also had to include the poi-scratchpad jar.

POM:

&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;org.apache.poi&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;poi-scratchpad&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;3.8&lt;/version&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;org.apache.poi&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;poi&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;3.8&lt;/version&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;org.apache.poi&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;poi-ooxml&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;3.8&lt;/version&gt;
    &lt;exclusions&gt;
        &lt;exclusion&gt;
            &lt;groupId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/groupId&gt;
            &lt;artifactId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/artifactId&gt;
        &lt;/exclusion&gt;
        &lt;exclusion&gt;
            &lt;groupId&gt;dom4j&lt;/groupId&gt;
            &lt;artifactId&gt;dom4j&lt;/artifactId&gt;
        &lt;/exclusion&gt;
    &lt;/exclusions&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

&lt;dependency&gt;
    &lt;groupId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/groupId&gt;
    &lt;artifactId&gt;xml-apis&lt;/artifactId&gt;
    &lt;version&gt;1.0.b2&lt;/version&gt;
&lt;/dependency&gt;

Hello,

I am having the same problem.

I have a pom.xml roughly the same as yours and it i still got the error...

My error :

[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] Warning: Caught exception attempting to use SAX to load a SAX XMLReader
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] Warning: Exception was: java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser cannot be cast to org.xml.sax.XMLReader
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] Warning: I will print the stack trace then carry on using the default SAX parser
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser cannot be cast to org.xml.sax.XMLReader
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory.loadClass(Unknown Source)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory.createXMLReader(Unknown Source)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.dom4j.io.SAXHelper.createXMLReader(SAXHelper.java:74)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.createXMLReader(SAXReader.java:647)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.getXMLReader(SAXReader.java:530)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.read(SAXReader.java:309)
[INFO] [talledLocalContainer] at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.read(SAXReader.java:261)

...

My pom.xml :

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.atlassian.jira</groupId>
<artifactId>atlassian-jira</artifactId>
<version>${jira.version}</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>junit</groupId>
<artifactId>junit</artifactId>
<version>4.6</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.atlassian.jira</groupId>
<artifactId>jira-func-tests</artifactId>
<version>${jira.version}</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>
<artifactId>servlet-api</artifactId>
<version>2.5</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>opensymphony</groupId>
<artifactId>webwork</artifactId>
<version>1.4</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi-ooxml</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>
<exclusions>
<exclusion>
<groupId>xml-apis</groupId>
<artifactId>xml-apis</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>
<groupId>dom4j</groupId>
<artifactId>dom4j</artifactId>
</exclusion>
</exclusions>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>xml-apis</groupId>
<artifactId>xml-apis</artifactId>
<version>1.0.b2</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.ini4j</groupId>
<artifactId>ini4j</artifactId>
<version>0.5.0</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>net.sf.opencsv</groupId>
<artifactId>opencsv</artifactId>
<version>2.0</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>com.healthmarketscience.jackcess</groupId>
<artifactId>jackcess</artifactId>
<version>1.2.9</version>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.mockito</groupId>
<artifactId>mockito-all</artifactId>
<version>1.8.5</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.httpcomponents</groupId>
<artifactId>httpclient</artifactId>
<version>4.1.1</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Any hint or any ideas ?

Thank you

hi, i think i have a similar problem.

also the classCastException.

How exactly did you solve this?

Hi All , i am facing same exception. can some help me ? 

Log Info :

*************** False/True***********true
WARNING: Cannot load DocumentFactory: com.atlassian.core.xml.InterningDocumentFa
ctory
Warning: Caught exception attempting to use SAX to load a SAX XMLReader
Warning: Exception was: java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.
SAXParser cannot be cast to org.xml.sax.XMLReader
Warning: I will print the stack trace then carry on using the default SAX parser

java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser cannot be cast
to org.xml.sax.XMLReader
at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at org.xml.sax.helpers.XMLReaderFactory.createXMLReader(Unknown Source)
at org.dom4j.io.SAXHelper.createXMLReader(SAXHelper.java:74)
at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.createXMLReader(SAXReader.java:647)
at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.getXMLReader(SAXReader.java:530)
at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.read(SAXReader.java:309)
at org.dom4j.io.SAXReader.read(SAXReader.java:261)
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.internal.ContentTypeManager.parseContent
TypesFile(ContentTypeManager.java:377)
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.internal.ContentTypeManager.<init>(Conte
ntTypeManager.java:105)
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.internal.ZipContentTypeManager.<init>(Zi
pContentTypeManager.java:56)
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.ZipPackage.getPartsImpl(ZipPackage.java:
137)
at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.OPCPackage.getParts(OPCPackage.java:623)

at org.apache.poi.openxml4j.opc.OPCPackage.open(OPCPackage.java:230)
at org.apache.poi.util.PackageHelper.open(PackageHelper.java:39)
at org.apache.poi.xssf.usermodel.XSSFWorkbook.<init>(XSSFWorkbook.java:1
87)
at com.vodafonermtool.releasecalendar.excel.report.ReleaseCalendarExcelS
heet.write(ReleaseCalendarExcelSheet.java:144)
at com.vodafonermtool.releasecalendar.excel.report.MyPluginComponentImpl
.doGet(MyPluginComponentImpl.java:263)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:620)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:727)
at com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.DelegatingPluginServlet.service(Delegati
ngPluginServlet.java:42)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:727)
at com.atlassian.plugin.servlet.ServletModuleContainerServlet.service(Se
rvletModuleContainerServlet.java:52)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:727)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(Appl
icationFilterChain.java:303)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationF
ilterChain.java:208)
at org.apache.tomcat.websocket.server.WsFilter.doFilter(WsFilter.java:52
)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(Appl
icationFilterChain.java:241)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(ApplicationF
ilterChain.java:208)

 

My POM.XML file

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">

<modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
<groupId>com.vodafonermtool.releasecalendar.excel.report</groupId>
<artifactId>RM-release-menu</artifactId>
<version>1.0</version>

<organization>
<name>Example Company</name>
<url>http://www.example.com/</url>
</organization>

<name>jira-reports-menu</name>
<description>This is the com.vodafonermtool.releasecalendar.excel.report:jira-reports-menu plugin for Atlassian JIRA.</description>
<packaging>atlassian-plugin</packaging>

<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>            <!--- used 3.10 FINAL version as well -->
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>commons-codec</groupId>
<artifactId>commons-codec</artifactId>
<version>1.5</version>     
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi-ooxml-schemas</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>        <!--- used 3.10 FINAL version as well -->
<exclusions>
<exclusion>
<groupId>xml-apis</groupId>
<artifactId>xml-apis</artifactId>
</exclusion>
<exclusion>      
<groupId>dom4j</groupId>
<artifactId>dom4j</artifactId>
</exclusion>
</exclusions>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi-ooxml</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>                   <!--- used 3.10 FINAL version as well -->
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.poi</groupId>
<artifactId>poi-scratchpad</artifactId>
<version>3.8</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.xmlbeans</groupId>
<artifactId>xmlbeans</artifactId>
<version>2.3.0</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>stax</groupId>
<artifactId>stax-api</artifactId>
<version>1.0.1</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>dom4j</groupId>
<artifactId>dom4j</artifactId>
<version>1.4</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>xml-apis</groupId>
<artifactId>xml-apis</artifactId>
<version>1.0.b2</version>
</dependency>

<dependency>
<groupId>com.atlassian.jira</groupId>
<artifactId>jira-api</artifactId>
<version>${jira.version}</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>org.apache.httpcomponents</groupId>
<artifactId>httpclient</artifactId>
<version>4.1.1</version>
<scope>test</scope>
</dependency>
<dependency>
<groupId>javax.servlet</groupId>
<artifactId>servlet-api</artifactId>
<version>2.4</version>
<scope>provided</scope>
</dependency>

</dependencies>

<build>
<plugins>
<plugin>
<groupId>com.atlassian.maven.plugins</groupId>
<artifactId>maven-jira-plugin</artifactId>
<version>${amps.version}</version>
<extensions>true</extensions>
<configuration>
<productVersion>${jira.version}</productVersion>
<productDataVersion>${jira.version}</productDataVersion>

</configuration>
</plugin>

<plugin>
<artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
<version>3.1</version>
<configuration>
<source>1.6</source>
<target>1.6</target>
</configuration>
</plugin>
</plugins>
</build>

<properties>
<jira.version>6.4.4</jira.version>
<amps.version>5.0.13</amps.version>
<plugin.testrunner.version>1.2.3</plugin.testrunner.version>
<testkit.version>5.2.26</testkit.version>
</properties>

</project>

 

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