Replace CSV with Excel in SilverStripe

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2.0.6 2022-02-01 09:01 UTC

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Replace all csv import/export functionalities by Excel. Excel support is provided by PHPSpreadsheet.

These changes apply automatically to SecurityAdmin and ModelAdmin through extension.

To make import easier, import specs are replaced by a sample file that is ready to use for the user.

Configure exported fields

All fields are exported by default (not just summary fields that are useless by themselves)

If you want to restrict the fields, you can either:

  • Implement a exportedFields method on your model that should return an array of fields
  • Define a exported_fields config field on your model that will restrict the list to these fields
  • Define a unexported_fields config field on your model that will blacklist these fields from being exported

Migrate your old code

Previous version was using PHPExcel. This version use PHPSpreadhsheet. Any code using PHPExcel should be migrated. You can find the following guide helpful: https://phpspreadsheet.readthedocs.io/en/develop/topics/migration-from-PHPExcel/


  • More tests and refactoring
  • Allow using another engine like Spout


Tested with 4.1


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