A Symfony bundle to integrate with PHPOffice's PhpSpreadsheet library

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v0.2.0 2021-03-25 23:35 UTC

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This bundle integrates your Symfony 3/4/5 app with the PHPOffice PhpSpreadsheet productivity library.


This bundle requires, in addition to prerequisites of each PHPOffice library:

* PHP 5.6 or higher
* Symfony 3.4 or higher


Use composer to require the latest stable version.

$ composer require yectep/phpspreadsheet-bundle

If you're not using Flex, enable the bundle in your AppKernel.php or bundles.php file.

$bundles = array(
    new Yectep\PhpSpreadsheetBundle\PhpSpreadsheetBundle(),


This bundle enables the phpoffice.spreadsheet service.

See also the official PHPOffice PhpSpreadsheet documentation.


Creates an empty \PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Spreadsheet object, or, if an optional $filename is passed, instantiates the \PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\IOFactory to automatically detect and use the appropriate IWriter class to read the file.

// In your controller
$newSpreadsheet = $this->get('phpoffice.spreadsheet')->createSpreadsheet();
$existingXlsx   = $this->get('phpoffice.spreadsheet')->createSpreadsheet('/path/to/file.xlsx');

createReader(string $type)

Returns an instance of the \PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Reader class of the given $type.

Types are case sensitive. Supported types are:

  • Xlsx: Excel 2007
  • Xls: Excel 5/BIFF (95)
  • Xml: Excel 2003 XML
  • Slk: Symbolic Link (SYLK)
  • Ods: Open/Libre Office (ODS)
  • Csv: CSV
  • Html: HTML
$readerXlsx  = $this->get('phpoffice.spreadsheet')->createReader('Xlsx');
$spreadsheet = $readerXlsx->load('/path/to/file.xlsx');

createWriter(Spreadsheet $spreadsheet, string $type)

Given a \PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Spreadsheet object and a writer $type, returns an instance of a \PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Writer class for that type.

In addition the the read types above, these types are additionally supported for writing, if the appropriate PHP libraries are installed.

  • Tcpdf
  • Mpdf
  • Dompdf
$spreadsheet = $this->get('phpoffice.spreadsheet')->createSpreadsheet();
$spreadsheet->getActiveSheet()->setCellValue('A1', 'Hello world');

$writerXlsx = $this->get('phpoffice.spreadsheet')->createWriter($spreadsheet, 'Xlsx');

Roadmap and Contributions

Contributions are more than welcome. Fork the project, and submit a PR when you're done.

Remaining todos include:

  • Tests and test coverage
  • TravisCI
  • Improved documentation

Symfony serializer

If you are migrating from Symfony Serializer component + CSV encoder - you can use code like

$spreadsheet = $this->get('phpoffice.spreadsheet')->createSpreadsheet();
$sheet = $spreadsheet->getActiveSheet();
$columnsMap = [];
$lineIndex = 2;
foreach ($data as $line) {
   foreach ($line as $columnName=>$columnValue) {
       if (is_int($columnIndex = array_search($columnName, $columnsMap))) {
       } else {
           $columnsMap[] = $columnName;
           $columnIndex = count($columnsMap);
       $sheet->getCellByColumnAndRow($columnIndex, $lineIndex)->setValue($columnValue);
foreach ($columnsMap as $columnMapId=>$columnTitle) {
   $sheet->getCellByColumnAndRow($columnMapId+1, 1)->setValue($columnTitle);
$writer = $this->get('phpoffice.spreadsheet')->createWriter($spreadsheet, 'Xlsx');
$excelOutput = ob_get_clean();

return new Response(
       'content-type'        =>  'text/x-csv; charset=windows-1251',
       'Content-Disposition' => 'attachment; filename="price.xlsx"'