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Getting started with Angular Spreadsheet component

06 Oct 2022 / 3 minutes to read

This section explains the steps to create a simple Spreadsheet control with basic features in an Angular environment.

To get start quickly with Angular Spreadsheet using CLI, you can check on this video:

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies are required to use the Spreadsheet control in your application.

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  |-- @syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet
      |-- @syncfusion/ej2-angular-base
      |-- @syncfusion/ej2-spreadsheet
          |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
          |-- @syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns
          |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
          |-- @syncfusion/ej2-grids

Setup Angular Environment

You can use Angular CLI to setup your Angular applications. To install Angular CLI use the following command.

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npm install -g @angular/cli

Create an Angular Application

Start a new Angular application using below Angular CLI command.

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ng new my-app
cd my-app

Installing Syncfusion Spreadsheet package

Syncfusion packages are distributed in npm as @syncfusion scoped packages. You can get all the Angular Syncfusion package from npm link.

Currently, Syncfusion provides two types of package structures for Angular components,

  1. Ivy library distribution package format
  2. Angular compatibility compiler(Angular’s legacy compilation and rendering pipeline) package.

Ivy library distribution package

Syncfusion Angular packages(>=20.2.36) has been moved to the Ivy distribution to support the Angular Ivy rendering engine and the package are compatible with Angular version 12 and above. To download the package use the below command.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet package to the application.

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npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet --save

Angular compatibility compiled package(ngcc)

For Angular version below 12, you can use the legacy (ngcc) package of the Syncfusion Angular components. To download the ngcc package use the below.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet@ngcc package to the application.

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npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet@ngcc --save

To mention the ngcc package in the package.json file, add the suffix -ngcc with the package version as below.

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@syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet:"20.2.38-ngcc"

Note: If the ngcc tag is not specified while installing the package, the Ivy Library Package will be installed and this package will throw a warning.

Registering Spreadsheet Module

Import Spreadsheet module into Angular application(app.module.ts) from the package @syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet [src/app/app.module.ts].

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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { SpreadsheetAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

@NgModule({
  imports:      [ BrowserModule, SpreadsheetAllModule ],
  declarations: [ AppComponent ],
  bootstrap:    [ AppComponent ]
})
export class AppModule { }

Adding CSS reference

The following CSS files are available in ../node_modules/@syncfusion package folder. This can be referenced in [src/styles.css] using following code.

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@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-lists/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-spreadsheet/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-grids/styles/material.css';

Add Spreadsheet control

Modify the template in [src/app/app.component.ts] file to render the spreadsheet component. Add the Angular Spreadsheet by using <ejs-spreadsheet> selector in template section of the app.component.ts file.

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import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-container',
  // specifies the template string for the Spreadsheet control
  template: `<ejs-spreadsheet> </ejs-spreadsheet>`
})
export class AppComponent { }

Run the application

Use the following command to run the application in the web browser

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ng serve

The following example shows a basic Spreadsheet component

Source
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app.component.ts
app.module.ts
main.ts
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import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
selector: 'app-container',
template: '<ejs-spreadsheet > </ejs-spreadsheet>'
})
export class AppComponent { }
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import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { SpreadsheetAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-spreadsheet';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

/**
 * Module
 */
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        SpreadsheetAllModule
    ],
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
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import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';

enableProdMode();
platformBrowserDynamic().bootstrapModule(AppModule);

You can refer to our Angular Spreadsheet feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Angular Spreadsheet example that shows you how present and manipulate data, including editing, formulas, formatting, importing, and exporting.

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