Multi-User Spreadsheet Server


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  • Language: LiveScript

  • Runtime: Node.js (0.8+ preferred)

  • Services: Redis (2.4+; fall-back to on-disk JSON storage if not present)

    • Multi-server is supported only when running with Redis
    • Note to Redis 2.2 users (e.g. on Ubuntu 12.04): Please disable the timeout 300 setting in /etc/redis.conf, or upgrade to Redis 2.4+ if possible at all. For more details, see #49.
  • Browsers tested: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE.

  • Integrated with content management systems:

For global installation (may need root)

npm i -g ethercalc

For local non-root installation

npm i

Or install with our Docker image, which comes with support for webworker-threads:

# Run a redis Docker using the official redis Docker image with persistant database in <host-directory>
sudo docker run --name redis -d -v <host-directory>:/data redis:latest redis-server --appendonly yes

# Run ethercalc on default port 8000
sudo docker run -d -p 8000:8000 --link redis:redis audreyt/ethercalc

# Run ethercalc on custom port 80
sudo docker run -d -p 80:8000 --link redis:redis audreyt/ethercalc

Please see for the API Blueprint, or the online version at Apiary.

Specify a specific host and/or a different port for the service.

By default EtherCalc listens at (all IPv4 interfaces).

openssl genrsa -out ethercalc-key.pem 1024
openssl req -new -key ethercalc-key.pem -out certrequest.csr
openssl x509 -req -in certrequest.csr -signkey ethercalc-key.pem -out ethercalc-cert.pem
ethercalc --keyfile ethercalc-key.pem --certfile ethercalc-cert.pem

Useful when running behind a proxy without WebSocket support.

Useful when setting up EtherCalc as a public REST API server.

Useful when running under an URL rewriter.

Offers read-write vs. read-only modes. See issues #1 and #4 for details on setting this up.

Runs a single-thread background loop with vm.createContext instead of webworker-threads.

Useful for running custom functions in server side that requires full VM access.

Deletes a spreadsheet's content after N seconds of inactivity. Activities include accessing with REST API as well as Web UI, including moving the active cell cursor on an opened page.


  • socialcalcspreadsheetcontrol.js
  • socialcalctableeditor.js
  • formatnumber2.js
  • formula1.js
  • socialcalc-3.js
  • socialcalcconstants.js
  • socialcalcpopup.js
  • l10n/fr.json
  • static/jquery.js
  • static/vex-theme-flat-attack.css
  • static/vex.combined.min.js
  • static/vex.css
  • static/jszip.js
  • static/shim.js
  • static/xlsx.js
  • static/xlsxworker.js
  • start.html (xlsx2socialcalc.js)
  • src/*.ls
  • images/sc_*.png