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⚠️ A complete re-write is coming soon (we won't need xlsx package anymore (It will be backward compatible)⚠️

🆕 I am re-writing complete excel api in JavaScript, please consider contributing or putting your ideas here https://github.com/securedeveloper/javascript-excel (After finishing will update this library)

(❗️❗️❗️The purpose of having a new library is that open source libraries either does not support styling and rest functionality in excel or they are too heavy to consider)

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A data export library built with and for React.


With npm:

npm install react-data-export --save

Code Examples

Excel Props

Prop Type Default Required Description
hideElement bool false false To hide the button & directly download excel file
filename string Download false Excel file name to be downloaded
fileExtension string xlsx false Download file extension [xlsx]
element HTMLElement <button> false Element to download excel file
children Array<ExcelSheet> null true ExcelSheet Represents data

ExcelSheet Props

Prop Type Default Required Description
name string "" true Sheet name in file
data array<object> null false Excel Sheet data
dataSet array<ExcelSheetData> null false Excel Sheet data
children ExcelColumn null false ExcelColumns

Note: In ExcelSheet props dataSet has precedence over data and children props.

For further types and definitions Read More

Cell Style

Cell styles are specified by a style object that roughly parallels the OpenXML structure. The style object has five top-level attributes: fill, font, numFmt, alignment, and border.

Style Attribute Sub Attributes Values
fill patternType "solid" or "none"
font name "Calibri" // default
sz "11" // font size in points
bold true or false
underline true or false
italic true or false
strike true or false
outline true or false
shadow true or false
vertAlign true or false
numFmt "0" // integer index to built in formats, see StyleBuilder.SSF property
"0.00%" // string matching a built-in format, see StyleBuilder.SSF
"0.0%" // string specifying a custom format
"0.00%;\\(0.00%\\);\\-;@" // string specifying a custom format, escaping special characters
"m/dd/yy" // string a date format using Excel's format notation
alignment vertical "bottom" or "center" or "top"
horizontal "bottom" or "center" or "top"
wrapText true or false
readingOrder 2 // for right-to-left
textRotation Number from 0 to 180 or 255 (default is 0)
90 is rotated up 90 degrees
45 is rotated up 45 degrees
135 is rotated down 45 degrees
180 is rotated down 180 degrees
255 is special, aligned vertically
border top { style: BORDER_STYLE, color: COLOR_SPEC }
bottom { style: BORDER_STYLE, color: COLOR_SPEC }
left { style: BORDER_STYLE, color: COLOR_SPEC }
right { style: BORDER_STYLE, color: COLOR_SPEC }
diagonal { style: BORDER_STYLE, color: COLOR_SPEC }
diagonalUp true or false
diagonalDown true or false

COLOR_SPEC: Colors for fill, font, and border are specified as objects, either:

  • { auto: 1} specifying automatic values
  • { rgb: "FFFFAA00" } specifying a hex ARGB value
  • { theme: "1", tint: "-0.25"} specifying an integer index to a theme color and a tint value (default 0)
  • { indexed: 64} default value for fill.bgColor

BORDER_STYLE: Border style is a string value which may take on one of the following values:

  • thin
  • medium
  • thick
  • dotted
  • hair
  • dashed
  • mediumDashed
  • dashDot
  • mediumDashDot
  • dashDotDot
  • mediumDashDotDot
  • slantDashDot

Borders for merged areas are specified for each cell within the merged area. So to apply a box border to a merged area of 3x3 cells, border styles would need to be specified for eight different cells:

  • left borders for the three cells on the left,
  • right borders for the cells on the right
  • top borders for the cells on the top
  • bottom borders for the cells on the left


This library uses file-saver and xlsx and using json-loader will do the magic for you.

vendor: [
node: {fs: 'empty'},
externals: [
    {'./cptable': 'var cptable'},
    {'./jszip': 'jszip'}


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