Create a javascript spreadsheet

There are a few different ways to load data to your javavascript spreadsheet shown in the next four examples below


1

Based on a external CSV file

The example below helps you to create a javascript spreadsheet table based on a remote CSV file, including the headers.


Source code

<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="spreadsheet1"></div>

<p><button id='download'>Export my spreadsheet as CSV</button></p>

<script>
mySpreadsheet = jexcel(document.getElementById('spreadsheet1'), {
    csv:'/jexcel/arts.csv',
    csvHeaders:true,
    tableOverflow:true,
    columns: [
        { type:'text', width:300 },
        { type:'text', width:80 },
        { type:'dropdown', width:120, source:['England','Wales','Northern Ireland','Scotland'] },
        { type:'text', width:120 },
        { type:'text', width:120 },
     ]
});

document.getElementById('download').onclick = function () {
    mySpreadsheet.download();
}
</script>
</html>


2

Based on an external JSON file

In a similar way, you can create a table based on an external JSON file format by using the url: directive as below.

Source code

<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="spreadsheet2"></div>

<script>
jexcel(document.getElementById('spreadsheet2'), {
    jexcel(document.getElementById('spreadsheet2'), {
        url:'/v3/test.json',
        columns: [
            { type:'text', width:300 },
            { type:'text', width:100 },
         ]
    });
});
</script>
</html>



3

Based on an JSON object

The data directiva can be used to define a JSON object. In this case you can define by the name directive the order of the columns.

Source code

<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="spreadsheet2"></div>

<script>
    jexcel(document.getElementById('spreadsheet3'), {
        data:[
            {
                name:'Paul Hodel',
                id:'3',
                age:'40',
                gender:'Male'
            },
            {
                name:'Cosme Sergio',
                id:'4',
                age:'48',
                gender:'Male'
            },
            {
                name:'Jorgina Santos',
                id:'5',
                age:'32',
                gender:'Female'
            },
        ],
        columns: [
            {
                type:'text',
                width:'300',
                name:'id'
            },
            {
                type:'text',
                width:'200',
                name:'name'
            },
            {
                type:'text',
                width:'100',
                name:'age'
            },
            {
                type:'hidden',
                name:'gender'
            },
         ]
    });
</script>
</html>



4

Importing from a XSLX file

The following example imports the data from a XSLX file using a thirdy party library, slighly customized in order to improve the CSS parser.

IMPORTANT: This is an experimental implementation and there is no garantee your spreadsheet will be correctly parsed.


Source code

<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" />

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/xlsx/0.13.5/jszip.js"></script>
<script src="https://bossanova.uk/jexcel/v3/xlsx.js"></script>

<div id="spreadsheet3"></div>

<script>
jexcel.fromSpreadsheet('https://bossanova.uk/jexcel/v3/list.xlsx', function(result) {
    if (! result.length) {
        console.error('JEXCEL: Something went wrong.');
    } else {
        if (result.length == 1) {
            jexcel(document.getElementById('spreadsheet4'), result[0]);
        } else {
            jexcel.createTabs(document.getElementById('spreadsheet4'), result);
        }
    }
});
</script>
</html>

NOTE: This example is based on a customized version of the free version of Sheetjs. There is no garantee in the use of this library. Please consider purchase their professional version.