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Export HTML Table to

  • CSV
  • DOC
  • JSON
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • SQL
  • TSV
  • TXT
  • XLS (Excel 2000 HTML format)
  • XLSX (Excel 2007 Office Open XML format)
  • XML (Excel 2003 XML Spreadsheet format)
  • XML (Raw xml)


To save the generated export files on client side, include in your html code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/FileSaver/FileSaver.min.js"></script>

To export the table in XLSX (Excel 2007+ XML Format) format, you need to include additionally:

<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/js-xlsx/xlsx.core.min.js"></script>

To export the table as a PDF file the following includes are required if using jsPDF and jsPDF-AutoTable as pdf producer:

<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/jsPDF/jspdf.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/jsPDF-AutoTable/jspdf.plugin.autotable.js"></script>

As an alternative pdf producer you can use pdfmake. Instead of jsPDF include then

<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/pdfmake/pdfmake.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/pdfmake/vfs_fonts.js"></script>
<!-- For output of arabic characters include mirza_fonts.js instead of vfs_fonts.js -->
<!-- For output of chinese characters include either gbsn00lp_fonts.js or ZCOOLXiaoWei_fonts.js instead of vfs_fonts.js -->

To export the table in PNG format, you need to include:

<!-- For IE support include es6-promise before html2canvas -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/es6-promise/"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="libs/html2canvas/html2canvas.min.js"></script>

Regardless of the desired format, finally include:

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

Please keep this include order.


Library Version
jQuery >= 1.9.1
es6-promise >= 4.2.4
FileSaver >= 1.2.0
html2canvas >= 0.5.0-beta4
jsPDF >=1.3.4
jsPDF-AutoTable 2.0.14 or 2.0.17
pdfmake 0.1.65
SheetJS >= 0.12.5


// CSV format

// Excel 2000 html format

// XML Spreadsheet 2003 file format with multiple worksheet support

                        mso: {fileFormat:'xmlss',
                              worksheetName: ['Table 1','Table 2', 'Table 3']}});
// PDF export using jsPDF only

                           jspdf: {orientation: 'p',
                                   margins: {left:20, top:10},
                                   autotable: false}
// PDF format using jsPDF and jsPDF Autotable 

                           jspdf: {orientation: 'l',
                                   format: 'a3',
                                   margins: {left:10, right:10, top:20, bottom:20},
                                   autotable: {styles: {fillColor: 'inherit', 
                                                        textColor: 'inherit'},
                                               tableWidth: 'auto'}
// PDF format with callback example

function DoCellData(cell, row, col, data) {}
function DoBeforeAutotable(table, headers, rows, AutotableSettings) {}

$('table').tableExport({fileName: sFileName,
                        type: 'pdf',
                        jspdf: {format: 'bestfit',
                                margins: {left:20, right:10, top:20, bottom:20},
                                autotable: {styles: {overflow: 'linebreak'},
                                            tableWidth: 'wrap',
                                            tableExport: {onBeforeAutotable: DoBeforeAutotable,
                                                          onCellData: DoCellData}}}
// PDF export using pdfmake


Options (Default settings)

csvEnclosure: '"'
csvSeparator: ','
csvUseBOM: true
date: html: 'dd/mm/yyyy'
displayTableName: false  (Deprecated)
escape: false  (Deprecated)
exportHiddenCells: false
fileName: 'tableExport'
htmlContent: false
htmlHyperlink: 'content'
ignoreColumn: []
ignoreRow: []
jsonScope: 'all'
jspdf: orientation: 'p'
       format: 'a4'
       margins: left: 20
                right: 10
                top: 10
                bottom: 10
       onDocCreated: null
       autotable: styles: cellPadding: 2
                          rowHeight: 12
                          fontSize: 8
                          fillColor: 255
                          textColor: 50
                          fontStyle: 'normal'
                          overflow: 'ellipsize'
                          halign: 'inherit'
                          valign: 'middle'
                  headerStyles: fillColor: [52, 73, 94]
                                textColor: 255
                                fontStyle: 'bold'
                                halign: 'inherit'
                                valign: 'middle'
                  alternateRowStyles: fillColor: 245
                  tableExport: doc: null
                               onAfterAutotable: null
                               onBeforeAutotable: null
                               onAutotableText: null
                               onTable: null
                               outputImages: true
mso: fileFormat: 'xlshtml'
     onMsoNumberFormat: null
     pageFormat: 'a4'
     pageOrientation: 'portrait'
     rtl: false
     styles: []
     worksheetName: ''
     xslx: formatId: date: 14
                     numbers: 2
numbers: html: decimalMark: '.'
               thousandsSeparator: ','
         output: decimalMark: '.',
                 thousandsSeparator: ','
onAfterSaveToFile: null
onBeforeSaveToFile: null
onCellData: null
onCellHtmlData: null
onCellHtmlHyperlink: null
onIgnoreRow: null
onTableExportBegin: null
onTableExportEnd: null
outputMode: 'file'
pdfmake: enabled: false
         docDefinition: pageOrientation: 'portrait'
                        defaultStyle: font: 'Roboto'
         fonts: {}
preserve: leadingWS: false
          trailingWS: false
preventInjection: true
sql: tableEnclosure:  '`'
     columnEnclosure: '`' 
tbodySelector: 'tr'
tfootSelector: 'tr'
theadSelector: 'tr'
tableName: 'myTableName'
type: 'csv'

ignoreColumn can be either an array of indexes (i.e. [0, 2]) or field names (i.e. ["id", "name"]).

  • Indexes correspond to the position of the header elements th in the DOM starting at 0. (If the th elements are removed or added to the DOM, the indexes will be shifted so use the functionality wisely!)
  • Field names should correspond to the values set on the "data-field" attribute of the header elements th in the DOM.
  • "Nameless" columns without data-field attribute will be named by their index number (converted to a string)

To disable formatting of numbers in the exported output, which can be useful for csv and excel format, set the option numbers: output to false.

Set the option mso.fileFormat to 'xmlss' if you want to export in XML Spreadsheet 2003 file format. Use this format if multiple tables should be exported into a single file.

Excel 2000 html format is the default excel file format which has better support of exporting table styles.

The mso.styles option lets you define the css attributes of the original html table cells, that should be taken over when exporting to an excel worksheet (Excel 2000 html format only).

To export in XSLX format SheetJS/js-xlsx is used. Please note that the implementation of this format type lets you only export table data, but not any styling information of the html table.

Note: There is an option preventInjection (default is enabled) that prevents formula injection when exporting in CSV or Excel format. To achieve that a single quote will be prepended to cell strings that start with =,+,- or @

For jspdf options see the documentation of jsPDF and jsPDF-AutoTable resp.

There is an extended setting for jsPDF option 'format'. Setting the option value to 'bestfit' lets the tableExport plugin try to choose the minimum required paper format and orientation in which the table (or tables in multitable mode) completely fits without column adjustment.

Also there is an extended setting for the jsPDF-AutoTable options 'fillColor', 'textColor' and 'fontStyle'. When setting these option values to 'inherit' the original css values for background and text color will be used as fill and text color while exporting to pdf. A css font-weight >= 700 results in a bold fontStyle and the italic css font-style will be used as italic fontStyle.

When exporting to pdf the option outputImages lets you enable or disable the output of images that are located in the original html table.

Optional html data attributes

(can be applied while generating the table that you want to export)


<td data-tableexport-cellformat="">...</td> -> An empty data value preserves format of cell content. E.g. no number seperator conversion
                                               More cell formats to be come...


<td colspan="2" data-tableexport-colspan="3">...</td> -> Overwrites the colspan attribute of the table cell during export. 
                                                         This attribute can be used if there follow hidden cells, that will be exported by using the "data-tableexport-display" attribute.


<table style="display:none;" data-tableexport-display="always">...</table> -> A hidden table will be exported

<td style="display:none;" data-tableexport-display="always">...</td> -> A hidden cell will be exported

<td data-tableexport-display="none">...</td> -> This cell will not be exported

<tr data-tableexport-display="none">...</tr> -> All cells of this row will not be exported


<td data-tableexport-msonumberformat="\@">...</td> -> Data value will be used to style excel cells with mso-number-format (Excel 2000 html format only)
                                                      Format                      Description
                                                      "\@"                        Excel treats cell content always as text, even numbers
                                                      "0"                         Excel will display no decimals for numbers
                                                      "0\.000"                    Excel displays numbers with 3 decimals
                                                      "0%"                        Excel will display a number as percent with no decimals
                                                      "Percent"                   Excel will display a number as percent with 2 decimals
                                                      "\#\,\#\#0\.000"            Comma with 3 decimals
                                                      "mm\/dd\/yy"                Date7
                                                      "mmmm\ d\,\ yyyy"           Date9
                                                      "m\/d\/yy\ h\:mm\ AM\/PM"   D -T AMPM
                                                      "Short Date"                01/03/1998
                                                      "Medium Date"               01-mar-98
                                                      "d\-mmm\-yyyy"              01-mar-1998
                                                      "Short Time"                5:16
                                                      "Medium Time"               5:16 am
                                                      "Long Time"                 5:16:21:00
                                                      "0\.E+00"                   Scientific Notation
                                                      "\#\ ???\/???"              Fractions - up to 3 digits
                                                      "\0022£\0022\#\,\#\#0\.00"  £12.76
                                                      "\#\,\#\#0\.00_ \;\[Red\]\-\#\,\#\#0\.00\ "  2 decimals, negative red numbers


<td rowspan="2" data-tableexport-rowspan="3">...</td> -> Overwrites the rowspan attribute of the table cell during export. 
                                                         This attribute can be used if there follow hidden rows, that will be exported by using the "data-tableexport-display" attribute.


<th data-tableexport-value="export title">title</th> -> "export title" instead of "title" will be exported

<td data-tableexport-value="export content">content</td> -> "export content" instead of "content" will be exported


<td data-tableexport-xlsxformatid="14">...</td> -> The data value represents a format id that will be used to format the content of a cell in Excel. This data attribute overwrites the default setting of defaults.mso.xslx.formatId. 
                                                   This attribute is for Excel 2007 Office Open XML format only.
                                                   Format id           Description
                                                   "1"                 0
                                                   "2"                 0.00
                                                   "3"                 #,##0
                                                   "4"                 #,##0.00
                                                   "9"                 0%
                                                   "10"                0.00%
                                                   "11"                0.00E+00
                                                   "12"                # ?/?
                                                   "13"                # ??/??
                                                   "14"                m/d/yy (will be localized by Excel)
                                                   "15"                d-mmm-yy
                                                   "16"                d-mmm
                                                   "17"                mmm-yy
                                                   "18"                h:mm AM/PM
                                                   "19"                h:mm:ss AM/PM
                                                   "20"                h:mm
                                                   "21"                h:mm:ss
                                                   "22"                m/d/yy h:mm
                                                   "37"                #,##0 ;(#,##0)
                                                   "38"                #,##0 ;[Red](#,##0)
                                                   "39"                #,##0.00;(#,##0.00)
                                                   "40"                #,##0.00;[Red](#,##0.00)
                                                   "45"                mm:ss
                                                   "46"                [h]:mm:ss
                                                   "47"                mmss.0
                                                   "48"                ##0.0E+0
                                                   "49"                @
                                                   "56"                上午/下午 hh時mm分ss秒

Excel Notes

When exporting in Excel 2000 html format (xlshtml) the default extension of the result file is XLS although the type of the file content is HTML. When you open a file in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 or later that contains content that does not match the files extension, you receive the following warning message: The file you are trying to open, 'name.ext', is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now? According to this Knowledge base article The warning message can help prevent unexpected problems that might occur because of possible incompatibility between the actual content of the file and the file name extension. The article also gives you some hints to disable the warning message.


jQuery plugin to export a html table to JSON, XML, CSV, TSV, TXT, SQL, Word, Excel, PNG and PDF




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