Large tables

Tags: tablessplit tableiText 5

Example that shows how you can add a table little by little in order to keep the memory footprint low.

Files: 
/**
 * Example written by Bruno Lowagie
 */
package sandbox.tables;
 
import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.DocumentException;
import com.itextpdf.text.PageSize;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPTable;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
 
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import sandbox.WrapToTest;
 
@WrapToTest
public class IncompleteTable {
    public static final String DEST = "results/tables/incomplete_table.pdf";
 
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException,
            DocumentException {
        File file = new File(DEST);
        file.getParentFile().mkdirs();
        new IncompleteTable().createPdf(DEST);
    }
    public void createPdf(String dest) throws IOException, DocumentException {
        Document document = new Document(PageSize.LETTER);
        PdfWriter.getInstance(document, new FileOutputStream(dest));
 
        document.open();
        PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(5);
        table.setHeaderRows(1);
        table.setSplitRows(false);
        table.setComplete(false);
 
        for (int i = 0; i < 5; i++) {table.addCell("Header " + i);}
 
        for (int i = 0; i < 500; i++) {
            if (i%5 == 0) {
                document.add(table);
            }
            table.addCell("Test " + i);
        }
 
        table.setComplete(true);
        document.add(table);
        document.close();
    }
 
}
File nameRaw URLUpdated
IncompleteTable.javaIncompleteTable.java2015-11-08 7:12 pm
Results: 
File nameRaw URLUpdated
cmp_incomplete_table.pdfcmp_incomplete_table.pdf2015-11-08 7:13 pm