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Javascript export to Excel


JavaScript export to Excel or CSV

A quick JavaScript library to create export to Excel/CSV from HTML tables automatically in the browser. No server required.

Check my blog page for testing: JavaScript export to Excel

ExcellentExport.js update: JavaScript export to Excel and CSV

Revision history:


  • Added Excel data export


  • Added CSV data export


  • Added minified version.


  • Add LICENSE.txt with GPL v3.
  • UTF-8 characters fixed.


  • Possibility to select a CSV delimiter.
  • Bower package available.
  • Compose package available.


  • Now it can export to big files +2MB.
  • Minimum IE 11.
  • Links open with URL.createObjectURL(…).
  • NPM package available.
  • Using Semantic versioning (2.0.0 instead of 2.0).
  • Module can be loaded standalone or with RequireJS.
  • Change license to MIT.


  • Fix CSV Chinese characters and other special characters display error in Windows Excel.
  • Fix URL.createObjectURL(…) on Firefox.


  • Fix export as a module.
  • Changed minifier to UglifyJS.


Firefox, Chrome

It does not work on Internet Explorer yet. Internet Explorer does not allow to use url data schema on links.

Install: Bower

bower install excellentexport

Install: NPM

npm install excellentexport

Install: Composer

Get Composer:

$ curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php
$ php composer.phar install

Create a composer.json file for your project:

    "repositories": [
            "type": "vcs",
            "url": "https://github.com/jmaister/excellentexport"
    "require": {
        "jmaister/excellentexport": "~1.4.0"

Run composer install.

Include script in your HTML:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/components/excellentexport/excellentexport.min.js"></script>


<table id="datatable">
        <td>100</td> <td>200</td> <td>300</td>
        <td>400</td> <td>500</td> <td>600</td>

<a download="somedata.xls" href="#" onclick="return ExcellentExport.excel(this, 'datatable', 'Sheet Name Here');">Export to Excel</a>
<a download="somedata.csv" href="#" onclick="return ExcellentExport.csv(this, 'datatable');">Export to CSV</a>


IE8 or lower do not support data: url schema. IE9 does not support data: url schema on links. IE10 and above and Edge are supported via the Microsoft-specific msOpenOrSaveBlob method.


python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000


Due to a Microsoft patch, Excel files generated by excellentexport can only be opened if they are trusted, otherwise users get a blank window. See Microsoft’s forms, and Freya’s answer for more details : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d2d84793-9920-45e3-baef-5027a4ac1ae0/kb3170008-for-office-2016-breaks-functionality-ms16088

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