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jExcel v3: The javascript spreadsheet

jExcel is a lightweight vanilla javascript plugin to create amazing web-based interactive tables and spreadsheets compatible with Excel or any other spreadsheet software. You can create an online spreadsheet table from a JS array, JSON, CSV or XSLX files. You can copy from excel and paste straight to your jExcel spreadsheet and vice versa. It is very easy to integrate any third party javascript plugins to create your own custom columns, custom editors, and customize any feature into your application. jExcel has plenty of different input options through its native column types to cover the most common web-based application requirements. It is a complete solution for web data management. Create amazing applications with jExcel javascript spreadsheet.

With a few simple steps, you can have jExcel integrated into your applications. Impress your clients with better user experience with this amazing data interactive tool.

  • Make rich and user-friendly web interfaces and applications
  • You can easily handle complicated data inputs in a way users are used to
  • Improve your user software experience
  • Create rich CRUDS and beautiful UI
  • Compatibility with excel: users can move data around with common copy and paste shortcuts
  • Easy customizations with easy third-party plugin integrations
  • Lean, fast and simple to use
  • Thousands of successfully user cases
  • Speed up your work dealing with difficult data entry in a web-based software

Create amazing online spreasheets

A basic example to integrate the javascript spreadsheet in your website to create your first online spreadsheet. You can check out more advanced examples here.


Source code example

<html>
<script src="https://bossanova.uk/jexcel/v3/jexcel.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://bossanova.uk/jexcel/v3/jexcel.css" type="text/css" />

<script src="https://bossanova.uk/jsuites/v2/jsuites.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://bossanova.uk/jsuites/v2/jsuites.css" type="text/css" />

<div id="spreadsheet"></div>

<script>
var data = [
    ['Jazz', 'Honda', '2019-02-12', '', true, '$ 2.000,00', '#777700'],
    ['Civic', 'Honda', '2018-07-11', '', true, '$ 4.000,01', '#007777'],
];

jexcel(document.getElementById('spreadsheet'), {
    data:data,
    columns: [
        { type: 'text', title:'Car', width:120 },
        { type: 'dropdown', title:'Make', width:200, source:[ "Alfa Romeo", "Audi", "Bmw" ] },
        { type: 'calendar', title:'Available', width:200 },
        { type: 'image', title:'Photo', width:120 },
        { type: 'checkbox', title:'Stock', width:80 },
        { type: 'numeric', title:'Price', width:100, mask:'$ #.##,00', decimal:',' },
        { type: 'color', width:100, render:'square', }
     ]
});
</script>
</html>

Installation

% npm install jexcel

Or download from our Github Official


jExcel History

jExcel v3 is a complete rebuilt javascript vanilla version. For that reason it was not possible to keep a complete compatibility with the previous version. If you are upgrating you might need to implement a few updates in your code. If you have questions, you can review the article upgrating from jExcel v2 or Handsontable.

Jexcel 3.0.1

The jExcel v3 brings lot of great new features:

  • Drag and drop columns
  • Resizable rows
  • Merge columns
  • Search
  • Pagination
  • Lazy loading
  • Full screen flag
  • Image upload
  • Native color picker
  • Better mobile compatibility
  • Better nested headers compatibily
  • Amazing keyboard navegation support
  • Better hidden column management
  • Great data picker: dropdown, autocomplete, multiple, group options and icons
  • Importing from XSLX (experimental)

Big improviments are included, such as:

  • Complete new formula engine with no external depencies with much faster results.
  • Absolutely no selectors, means a much faster application
  • New native columns
  • No jQuery is required
  • React, Vue and Angular examples
  • XLXS support using a custom sheetjs (Experimental).

Jexcel 2.1.0

We are glad to bring you the latest jquery plugin version, with the following improvements:

  • Mobile touch fixes
  • Paste fixes & New CSV parser

Jexcel 2.0.0

  • New radio column
  • New dropdown with autocomplete and multiple selection options
  • Header/body separation for a better scroll/column resize behavior and compatibility
  • Better text-wrap including alt+enter excel compatibility
  • New set/get meta information
  • New set/get config parameters
  • New set/get programmatically cell style
  • New set/get cell comments
  • New table custom toolbar
  • New responsive calendar picker

Jexcel 1.5.7

  • Checkbox column type improvements
  • Destroy jquery table updates

Jexcel 1.5.1

  • Spreadsheet data overflow and fixed headers. See an example
  • Navigation improvements

Jexcel 1.5.0

  • Relative insertRow, deleteRow, insertColumn, deleteColumn. See an example
  • Redo, Undo action tracker for insertRow, deleteRow, insertColumn, deleteColumn, moveRow
  • New formula column recursive chain
  • New alternative design option bootstrap-like. See an example
  • updateSettings updates


Javascript spreadsheet examples

  • React Implementation
    A full example on how to integrate jExcel with React

  • VUE Implementation
    A full example on how to integrate jExcel with Vue

  • Jquery Implementation
    A full example on how to integrate jExcel with Jquery

  • Search and pagination
    Full spreadsheet example with search and pagination to bring great compatibility for those who love datatables.

  • Column types
    Learn more about the powerful column types. This example brings all native column types and how to create your own custom type.

  • Advanced dropdown
    Full examples on how to handle simple, advanced, multiple, autocomplete and conditional dropdowns. Create amazing javascript tables using categories and images in your dropdowns.

  • Date and datetime picker
    Example from basic to advanced calendar usage, date and datetime picker

  • Image upload
    This examples shows how to upload images to your spreadsheet

  • Programmatically updates
    How to update your spreadsheet and its data by javascript

  • Table Style
    Bring a very special touch to your applications customizing your javascript spreadsheet.

  • Events
    Learn how to handle events on jExcel

  • Importing data
    How to import data from an external CSV, json file or XLSX.

  • Formulas
    Unleash the power of your tables bringing formulas and custom javascript methods on your jExcel spreadsheet.

  • Custom toolbars
    Full example on how to enable nor customize your javascript spreadsheet toolbar.

  • Column comments
    Allow comments in your table spreadsheet.

  • Headers
    Enabled nested headers in your spreadsheet and learn how to set or get header values

  • Translations
    How to translate the default messages from jExcel

  • Meta information
    Keep hidden information about your cells using meta information methods

  • Merged cells
    Full example on how to handle merge cells in your javascript tables.

  • Sorting columns
    Example how to sort the table by a column via javascript.

  • Readonly Columns
    Example how to setup readonly cells

  • Lazy loading
    This example brings a very nice feature to deal with large table datasets.



  • Copyright and license

    jExcel is released under the MIT license.

    The software is registered under UK law, copyrights belong to Paul Hodel



    About jExcel

    The jExcel is a full original javascript software created to facilitate the data manipulation in web based applications. It was created to be an easy javascript data input tool for users and it was created inspired on the Handsontable and the Microsoft Excel.

    This software is free and was created to be a light alternative to Handsontable javascript spreadsheet. So, some keywords in the configuration and initialization directives could be similar to make easy any migration from Handsontable to jExcel.

    The first time we were involved in a web based spreadsheet development was in 2005, when we created the datagrid inspired in dhmlx. But, because the lack of audience we decided to discontinuate its development. A few years ago, we found and started to use Handsontable. It is a great piece of software. But, in a certain extension very complicated for integrations and sometimes limited, for example it is not possible to have a simple key-value dropdown. So, we decided to build something from the scratch, complete original but with a goal to keep as simple as possible any transition between any Handsontable to jExcel.

    If you are a developer and likes Microsoft Excel, Handsontable, Datagrid or would like to give users a new user-friendly experience, you are in the right place. You can manipulate the jExcel javascript spreadsheet data with JSON, CSV or simple arrays, so it will be easy to integrate jExcel to any of your applications. We would like to make sure you will have a great start with our tool, so if you have any question, just let us know. We are always willing to help. All for free!

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