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Rust binding of libxlsxwriter

Supported Features

  • 100% compatible Excel XLSX files.
  • Full Excel formatting.
  • Merged cells.
  • Autofilters.
  • Data validation and drop down lists.
  • Worksheet PNG/JPEG images.

Coming soon

  • Charts.

Feature Flags

  • no-md5: Disable image de-duplication and remove md5 function. (See upstream document to learn more).
  • use-openssl-md5: Use OpenSSL implementation of md5 function. (See upstream document to learn more).
  • system-zlib: Use system zlib instead of included zlib.

Build requirements

  • LLVM and clang

How to build on windows

  1. Install Visual Studio
  2. Install LLVM
  3. Set environment variable LIBCLANG_PATH as C:\Program Files\LLVM\bin
  4. Run build


Result Image

let workbook = Workbook::new("target/simple1.xlsx")?;
let format1 = workbook.add_format().set_font_color(FormatColor::Red);

let format2 = workbook

let format3 = workbook

let mut sheet1 = workbook.add_worksheet(None)?;
sheet1.write_string(0, 0, "Red text", Some(&format1))?;
sheet1.write_number(0, 1, 20., None)?;
sheet1.write_formula_num(1, 0, "=10+B1", None, 30.)?;
sheet1.merge_range(2, 0, 3, 2, "Hello, world", Some(&format3))?;

sheet1.set_selection(1, 0, 1, 2);

Run Example with Cargo

You can explore this example locally following the steps below:

  1. Install LLVM and set LIBCLANG_PATH if you are using windows. (see bindgen doc for details)
  2. clone or fork this repository
  3. git submodule update --init --recursive
    • The above command downloads the required C library so we can compile
  4. cargo run --example hello_spreadsheet

You should then see the example in target/simple1.xlsx. Enjoy!