Symfony Bundle to read or write Excel file (including pdf, xlsx, odt), using phpoffice/phpspreadsheet library (replacement of phpoffice/phpexcel, abandonned)

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1.0.2 2019-06-24 20:41 UTC

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1 Add to composer.json to the require key

    composer require onurb/excel-bundle

or manually in composer.json

    "require": {
            "onurb/excel-bundle":     "~1.0"

2 Symfony 3 : Register the bundle in app/AppKernel.php

    $bundles = array(
        // ...
        new \Onurb\Bundle\ExcelBundle\OnurbExcelBundle(),

Symfony 4 : With symfony flex, bundle should be already automatically registered :

   // config/bundles.php
    return [
        // ...
        Onurb\Bundle\ExcelBundle\OnurbExcelBundle::class => ['all' => true],


Create a spreadsheet

$spreadsheet = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createSpreadsheet();

Create a spreadsheet from an existing file

$spreadsheet = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createSpreadsheet('file.xlsx');

Create a Excel5 and write to a file given the object:

$writer = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createWriter($spreadsheet, 'Xls');

Create a Excel 2007 and create a StreamedResponse:

$writer = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createWriter($spreadsheet, 'Xlsx');
$response = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createStreamedResponse($writer);

Create a Excel file with an image:

$writer = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createSpreadSheet();
$activesheet = $writer->getActiveSheet();
$drawingobject = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createSpreadsheetWorksheetDrawing();
    ->setName('Image name')
    ->setDescription('Image description')

Create reader

$reader = $this->get('phpspreadsheet')->createReader('Xlsx');

Supported file types

Types are case sensitive. Supported types are:

  • Xlsx: Excel 2007
  • Xls: Excel 5
  • Xml: Excel 2003 XML
  • Slk: Symbolic Link (SYLK)
  • Ods: Libre Office (ODS)
  • Csv: CSV
  • Html: HTML

Optional libraries can be installed for writing:

  • Tcpdf
  • Mpdf
  • Dompdf

to install these libraries :

composer require tecnick.com/tcpdf
composer require mpdf/mpdf
composer require dompdf/dompdf

liuggio/Excelbundle portability

For users already using liuggio/ExcelBundle wanting to migrate to phpspreadsheet, the bundle should be directly compatible : old phpexcel file types are maintained, a compatibility factory has been added, and the phpexcel service is also redeclared.


See also the official PhpSpreadsheet documentation.