Lightwight XLSX Excel Spreadsheet Writer in PHP
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PHP_XLSXWriter

This library is designed to be lightweight, and have minimal memory usage.

It is designed to output an Excel compatible spreadsheet in (Office 2007+) xlsx format, with just basic features supported:

  • supports PHP 5.2.1+
  • takes UTF-8 encoded input
  • multiple worksheets
  • supports currency/date/numeric cell formatting, simple formulas
  • supports basic cell styling
  • supports writing huge 100K+ row spreadsheets

Never run out of memory with PHPExcel again.

Simple PHP CLI example:

$data = array(
    array('year','month','amount'),
    array('2003','1','220'),
    array('2003','2','153.5'),
);

$writer = new XLSXWriter();
$writer->writeSheet($data);
$writer->writeToFile('output.xlsx');

Simple/Advanced Cell Formats:

$header = array(
  'created'=>'date',
  'product_id'=>'integer',
  'quantity'=>'#,##0',
  'amount'=>'price',
  'description'=>'string',
  'tax'=>'[$$-1009]#,##0.00;[RED]-[$$-1009]#,##0.00',
);
$data = array(
    array('2015-01-01',873,1,'44.00','misc','=D2*0.05'),
    array('2015-01-12',324,2,'88.00','none','=D3*0.05'),
);

$writer = new XLSXWriter();
$writer->writeSheetHeader('Sheet1', $header );
foreach($data as $row)
    $writer->writeSheetRow('Sheet1', $row );
$writer->writeToFile('example.xlsx');

50000 rows: (1.4s, 0MB memory usage)

include_once("xlsxwriter.class.php");
$writer = new XLSXWriter();
$writer->writeSheetHeader('Sheet1', array('c1'=>'integer','c2'=>'integer','c3'=>'integer','c4'=>'integer') );
for($i=0; $i<50000; $i++)
{
    $writer->writeSheetRow('Sheet1', array($i, $i+1, $i+2, $i+3) );
}
$writer->writeToFile('huge.xlsx');
echo '#'.floor((memory_get_peak_usage())/1024/1024)."MB"."\n";
rows time memory
50000 1.4s 0MB
100000 2.7s 0MB
150000 4.1s 0MB
200000 5.7s 0MB
250000 7.0s 0MB

Simple cell formats map to more advanced cell formats

simple formats format code
string @
integer 0
date YYYY-MM-DD
datetime YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
price #,##0.00
dollar [$$-1009]#,##0.00;[RED]-[$$-1009]#,##0.00
euro #,##0.00 [$€-407];[RED]-#,##0.00 [$€-407]

Basic cell styles have been available since version 0.30

style allowed values
font Arial, Times New Roman, Courier New, Comic Sans MS
font-size 8,9,10,11,12 ...
font-style bold, italic, underline, strikethrough or multiple ie: 'bold,italic'
border left, right, top, bottom, or multiple ie: 'top,left'
color #RRGGBB, ie: #ff99cc or #f9c
fill #RRGGBB, ie: #eeffee or #efe
halign general, left, right, justify, center
valign bottom, center, distributed