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    Handsontable Community Edition (CE) is an open source JavaScript/HTML5 data grid component with spreadsheet look & feel. It easily integrates with any data source and comes with a variety of useful features like data binding, validation, sorting or powerful context menu. It is available for Vue, React, Angular and Polymer.

    If you are looking for an extended version, try out Handsontable Pro.

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    Table of contents

    1. What to use it for?
    2. Installation
    3. Basic usage
    4. Examples
    5. Features
    6. Screenshot
    7. Resources
    8. Wrappers
    9. Support
    10. Contributing
    11. Community
    12. License

    What to use it for?

    The list below gives a rough idea on what you can do with Handsontable CE, but it shouldn't limit you in any way:

    • Database editing
    • Configuration controlling
    • Data merging
    • Team scheduling
    • Sales reporting
    • Financial analysis


    There are many ways to install Handsontable CE, but we suggest using npm:

    npm install handsontable

    Alternative ways to install

    • See the download section on how to install Handsontable CE using nuget, bower, yarn and more.

    Basic usage

    Assuming that you have already installed Handsontable CE, create an empty <div> element that will be turned into a spreadsheet:

    <div id="example"></div>

    In the next step, pass a reference to that <div> element into the Handsontable CE constructor and fill the instance with sample data:

    var data = [
      ["", "Tesla", "Volvo", "Toyota", "Honda"],
      ["2017", 10, 11, 12, 13],
      ["2018", 20, 11, 14, 13],
      ["2019", 30, 15, 12, 13]
    var container = document.getElementById('example');
    var hot = new Handsontable(container, {
      data: data,
      rowHeaders: true,
      colHeaders: true



    Some of the most popular features include:

    • Sorting data
    • Data validation
    • Conditional formatting
    • Freezing rows/columns
    • Merging cells
    • Defining custom cell types
    • Moving rows/columns
    • Resizing rows/columns
    • Context menu
    • Adding comments to cells
    • Dragging fill handle to populate data
    • Internationalization
    • Non-contiguous selection

    See a comparison table




    Handsontable CE comes with wrappers and directives for most popular frameworks:


    Report all the suggestions and problems on GitHub Issues.

    An open source version doesn't include a commercial support. You need to purchase Handsontable Pro license or contact us directly in order to obtain a technical support from the Handsoncode team.


    If you would like to help us to develop Handsontable, please take a look at this guide for contributing.



    Handsontable Community Edition is released under the MIT license. Read license.

    Copyrights belong to Handsoncode sp. z o.o.


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