How to export a DataTable as an Excel file to be included in a Zip file ?

How to export a DataTable as an Excel file to be included in a Zip file ?

PBrockmannPBrockmann Posts: 4Questions: 2Answers: 0

Hi all,

I am wondering what would be the best solution to export my selection from a datatable to an excel file to be included in a zip file.
For now, I have an ajax call that runs a php code to produce my zip file.
I need now to include a recall of the current selection (as an excel file).

Any idea to share ?
Thanks
Patrick

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  • allanallan Posts: 47,517Questions: 1Answers: 6,755 Site admin
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    Can your server-side create the Excel file as well? If so rows().data() is how to get the data to export.

    If you want to use the client-side generated file, you'd need to modify the excelHtml5 button to give you the binary blob it creates for the Excel file and then send that to the server.

    Allan

  • PBrockmannPBrockmann Posts: 4Questions: 2Answers: 0

    Thank you Allan for your answer.

    I have indeed send my datatable with rows().data() with a http ajax request to my php server where I have used Spout to generate a spreadsheet document.

    References:
    - A simple HTTP POST and GET Redirection Plugin for jQuery (https://github.com/mgalante/jquery.redirect)
    - Spout is a PHP library to read and write spreadsheet files (CSV, XLSX and ODS), in a fast and scalable way (http://opensource.box.com/spout/)

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