Upload And Download Excel Files In Various Format In Angular 8

Here, We will learn about downloading excel file in various formats like text, HTML, JSON, and CSV. We will be using file saver and xlsx packages for this purpose.


  • Basic knowledge of Angular
  • Any editor likes Visual Studio Code.

Create a new project in Angular and name it as read-excel-in-angular8


Open the newly created project and add xlsx npm package and file saver packagege.



npm install xlsx
npm install file-saver --save

Open the app.component.html file and add the following code in it.

<div class="container">
  <div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-8 form-group">
      <input type="file" class="form-control" (change)="uploadedFile($event)" placeholder="Upload file" accept=".xlsx">
  <div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-2 form-group">
      <button type="button" class="btn btn-info" (click)="readAsCSV()">Read as CSV</button>
    <div class="col-md-2 form-group">
      <button type="button" class="btn btn-info" (click)="readAsJson()">Read as JSON</button>
    <div class="col-md-2 form-group">
      <button type="button" class="btn btn-info" (click)="readAsHTML()">Read as HTML</button>
    <div class="col-md-2 form-group">
      <button type="button" class="btn btn-info" (click)="readAsText()">Read as Text</button>

Open the app.component.ts file and add the following code in it.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import * as XLSX from 'xlsx';
import * as FileSaver from 'file-saver';

  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
  title = 'read-excel-in-angular8';
  storeData: any;
  csvData: any;
  jsonData: any;
  textData: any;
  htmlData: any;
  fileUploaded: File;
  worksheet: any;
  uploadedFile(event) {
    this.fileUploaded = event.target.files[0];
  readExcel() {
    let readFile = new FileReader();
    readFile.onload = (e) => {
      this.storeData = readFile.result;
      var data = new Uint8Array(this.storeData);
      var arr = new Array();
      for (var i = 0; i != data.length; ++i) arr[i] = String.fromCharCode(data[i]);
      var bstr = arr.join("");
      var workbook = XLSX.read(bstr, { type: "binary" });
      var first_sheet_name = workbook.SheetNames[0];
      this.worksheet = workbook.Sheets[first_sheet_name];
  readAsCSV() {
    this.csvData = XLSX.utils.sheet_to_csv(this.worksheet);
    const data: Blob = new Blob([this.csvData], { type: 'text/csv;charset=utf-8;' });
    FileSaver.saveAs(data, "CSVFile" + new Date().getTime() + '.csv');
  readAsJson() {
    this.jsonData = XLSX.utils.sheet_to_json(this.worksheet, { raw: false });
    this.jsonData = JSON.stringify(this.jsonData);
    const data: Blob = new Blob([this.jsonData], { type: "application/json" });
    FileSaver.saveAs(data, "JsonFile" + new Date().getTime() + '.json');
  readAsHTML() {
    this.htmlData = XLSX.utils.sheet_to_html(this.worksheet);
    const data: Blob = new Blob([this.htmlData], { type: "text/html;charset=utf-8;" });
    FileSaver.saveAs(data, "HtmlFile" + new Date().getTime() + '.html');
  readAsText() {
    this.textData = XLSX.utils.sheet_to_txt(this.worksheet);
    const data: Blob = new Blob([this.textData], { type: 'text/plain;charset=utf-8;' });
    FileSaver.saveAs(data, "TextFile" + new Date().getTime() + '.txt');

Finally, open the index.html file present at the root directory and add the bootstrap and jQuery references in it.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <base href="/">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <link rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" href="favicon.ico">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.3.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.4.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
  <script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.3.1/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>







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1 Comment

  1. Akshay Raskar

    Thanks for the import excel , its very helpful
    i want export as excel there no solution here will you please help me for export to excel


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