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README.md

write_xlsx_rails

Gem for generate Excel files from Rails views with write_xlsx.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'write_xlsx_rails'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install write_xlsx_rails

Usage

write_xlsx_rails provides a renderer and a template handler. It adds the :xlsx format and parses .xlsx.wxlsx templates.

Controller

You can either use the typical format:

respond_to do |format|
  format.xlsx
end

or call render directly:

render xlsx: "foobar", filename: "annual-report", disposition: 'inline'

If you merely want to specify a file name, you can do it one of two ways:

format.xlsx {
    response.headers['Content-Disposition'] = 'attachment; filename="my_new_filename.xlsx"'
}

or

format.xlsx {
  render xlsx: "action_or_template", disposition: "attachment", filename: "my_new_filename.xlsx"
}

NOTE: Someday it would be nice to merely say something like: render :filename, 'blah.xlsx"

Template

Use the .xlsx.wxlsx extension in the template, use workbook variable, which is set with WriteXLSX.new:

# Add a worksheet
worksheet = workbook.add_worksheet

# Add and define a format
format = workbook.add_format # Add a format
format.set_bold
format.set_color('red')
format.set_align('center')

# Write a formatted and unformatted string, row and column notation.
col = row = 0
worksheet.write(row, col, "Hi Excel!", format)
worksheet.write(1,   col, "Hi Excel!")

# Write a number and a formula using A1 notation
worksheet.write('A3', 1.2345)
worksheet.write('A4', '=SIN(PI()/4)')

If you use acts_as_xlsx, configure the active record normally, but specify the package in the template:

User.to_xlsx package: xlsx_package, (other options)

Partials

Partials work as expected:

render partial: 'header', locals: { workbook: workbook }

NOTE: Every partial instantiate own workbook variable. So, it can cause problems. To prevent this just pass workbook as local variable to the partial.

Dependencies

Authors

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

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