by rainabba

jQuery Plugin to export HTML tabled to Excel Spreadsheet Compatible Files

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jQuery table2excel Plugin (https://github.com/rainabba/jquery-table2excel)

Credit for the core table export code concept goes to insin (met on Freenode in #javascript) and core code inspired from https://gist.github.com/insin/1031969


Thanks for your interest. I haven't been able to maintain this and found the following project which looks well ahead of this one, so you may want to consider it first: TableExport


This plugin is a hack on a hack. The .xls extension is the only way [some versions] of excel will even open it, and you will get a warning about the contents which can be ignored. The plugin was developed against Chrome and other have contributed code that should allow it to work in Firefox and Safari, but inconsistently since it's a hack that's not well supported anywhere but Chrome. I would not use this in public production personally and it was developed for an Intranet application where users are on Chrome and had known versions of Excel installed and the users were educated about the warning. These users also save-as in Excel so that when the files are distributed, the end-users don't get the warning message.

Install - Bower


npm install -g bower

Install jquery-table2excel and dependencies

bower install jquery-table2excel --save

Include jquery and table2excel in your page


Install - Legacy

Include jQuery and table2excel plugin:


Using the plugin

    exclude: ".excludeThisClass",
    name: "Worksheet Name",
    filename: "SomeFile.xls", // do include extension
    preserveColors: false // set to true if you want background colors and font colors preserved


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