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Exporting Hierarchy Grid in Angular Grid component

30 Sep 2022 / 2 minutes to read

The grid have an option to export the hierarchy grid to excel document. By default, grid will exports the visible child grids in expanded state. you can change the exporting option by using the ExcelExportProperties.hierarchyExportMode property. The available options are,

Mode Behavior
Expanded Exports the visible child grids in expanded state.
All Exports the all the child grids in expanded state.
None Exports the child grids in collapse state.
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import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { data, employeeData } from './datasource';
import { DetailRowService, GridModel, GridComponent, ExcelExportProperties } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-grids';
import { ClickEventArgs } from '@syncfusion/ej2-navigations';

    selector: 'app-root',
    template: `<ejs-grid #grid id='Grid' [dataSource]='pData' height='265px' [allowExcelExport]='true' [childGrid]='childGrid'
               [toolbar]='["ExcelExport"]' (toolbarClick)="toolbarClick($event)">
                        <e-column field='EmployeeID' headerText='Employee ID' textAlign='Right' width=120></e-column>
                        <e-column field='FirstName' headerText='FirstName' width=150></e-column>
                        <e-column field='LastName' headerText='Last Name' width=150></e-column>
                        <e-column field='City' headerText='City' width=150></e-column>
    providers: [DetailRowService]
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

    public pData: object[];
    @ViewChild('grid') public grid: GridComponent;
    public childGrid: GridModel = {
        dataSource: data,
        queryString: 'EmployeeID',
        columns: [
            { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', width: 120 },
            { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 150 },
            { field: 'ShipCity', headerText: 'Ship City', width: 150 },
            { field: 'ShipName', headerText: 'Ship Name', width: 150 }
    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.pData = employeeData;

    toolbarClick(args: ClickEventArgs) {
        if ( === 'Grid_excelexport') {
            const exportProperties: ExcelExportProperties = {
                hierarchyExportMode: 'Expanded'

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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { GridModule, ToolbarService, ExcelExportService, FilterService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-grids';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

 * Module
    imports: [
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent],
    providers: [ExcelExportService, ToolbarService, FilterService]
export class AppModule { }
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import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';



  • Microsoft Excel permits up to seven nested levels in outlines. So that in the grid we can able to provide only up to seven nested levels and if it exceeds more than seven levels then the document will be exported without outline option. Please refer the Microsoft Limitation