XLConnect 1.0.6

XLConnect 1.0.6 now available from CRAN and from our GitHub repository.
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We are pleased to announce the release of XLConnect 1.0.6. This release is mainly a maintenance release and comes with the following changes:

  • Add overwriteFormulaCells parameter to writeNamedRegion, appendNamedRegion, writeWorkSheet (#173)
  • Fix setForceFormulaRecalculation / getForceFormulaRecalculation for R >= 4.2.0 (#170)
  • Fix building of vignettes (#154)
  • Fix java version parsing (#156)
  • Remove java version compatibility upper limit (#165)
  • Upgrade to Apache POI 5.2.3

While the addition of the overwriteFormulaCells parameter seems like a new implementation, it is actually an adjustment due to updates in the underlying Apache POI:

  • Since XLConnect 1.0.0, formula cells in excel are not overwritten anymore automatically when populating them.
  • With the new XLConnect 1.0.6, the default behavior for appendNamedRegion, writeNamedRegion and writeWorksheet will once again overwrite formula cells.
  • If you don’t want to overwrite such formula cells, specify overwriteFormulaCells as FALSE when calling said functions.