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Getting started with JavaScript (ES5) Spreadsheet control

This section explains the steps to create a simple Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet control in a JavaScript application.

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies is required to use the Spreadsheet control in your application:

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

Setup for local development

Refer to the following steps to setup your local environment.

Step 1: Create a root folder myapp for your application.

Step 2: Create myapp/resources folder to store local scripts and styles files.

Step 3: Create myapp/index.js and myapp/index.html files for initializing Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet control.

Adding Syncfusion resources

The Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet control can be initialized by using any of the following two ways:

  • Using local script and style.
  • Using CDN link for script and style.

Using local script and style

You can get the global scripts and styles from the Essential Studio JavaScript (Essential JS 2) build installed location.

After installing the Essential JS 2 product build, you can copy the Spreadsheet and its dependencies scripts and style file into the resources/scripts and resources/styles folder.

Refer to the following code to find Spreadsheet’s script and style file location.

Syntax:

Script: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: **(installed location)**/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/{RELEASE_VERSION}/Essential JS 2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/17.2.0.34/Essential JS 2/ej2-spreadsheet/dist/global/ej2-spreadsheet.min.js

Styles: C:/Program Files (x86)/Syncfusion/Essential Studio/17.2.0.34/Essential JS 2/ej2-spreadsheet/styles/material.css

After copying the files, then you can refer the Spreadsheet’s scripts and styles into the index.html file. The following html code example shows the minimal dependency of Spreadsheet.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's dependents material theme -->
            <link href="resources/base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="resources/grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's material theme -->
            <link href="resources/spreadsheet/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's dependents script -->
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-base.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-data.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-inputs.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-buttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-splitbuttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-navigations.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-dropdowns.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-grid.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet global script -->
            <script src="resources/scripts/ej2-spreadsheet.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
       </body>
  </html>

Using CDN link, you can directly refer the Spreadsheet control’s script and style into the index.html.

Refer to the Spreadsheet’s CDN links as follows.

Syntax:

Script: https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/dist/global/{PACKAGE_NAME}.min.js

Styles: https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/{PACKAGE_NAME}/styles/material.css

Example:

Script: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-spreadsheet/dist/global/ej2-spreadsheet.min.js

Styles: http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-spreadsheet/styles/material.css

The following HTML code example shows the minimal dependency of Spreadsheet.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's dependents material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-spreadsheet/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's dependents script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/dist/global/ej2-base.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-data/dist/global/ej2-data.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/dist/global/ej2-inputs.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/dist/global/ej2-buttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/dist/global/ej2-splitbuttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/dist/global/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/dist/global/ej2-navigations.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/dist/global/ej2-popups.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/dist/global/ej2-dropdowns.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/dist/global/ej2-grids.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's global script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-spreadsheet/dist/global/ej2-spreadsheet.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
       </body>
  </html>

Add Spreadsheet control

Now, you can start adding Spreadsheet control in the application. For getting started, add a div element for Spreadsheet control in index.html. Then, refer the index.js file into the index.html file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
            <title>Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet</title>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's dependents material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet material theme -->
            <link href="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-spreadsheet/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet's dependents script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/dist/global/ej2-base.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-data/dist/global/ej2-data.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/dist/global/ej2-inputs.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/dist/global/ej2-buttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/dist/global/ej2-splitbuttons.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/dist/global/ej2-lists.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/dist/global/ej2-navigations.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/dist/global/ej2-popups.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/dist/global/ej2-dropdowns.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/dist/global/ej2-grids.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <!-- Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet global script -->
            <script src="http://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-spreadsheet/dist/global/ej2-spreadsheet.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </head>
       <body>
           <!-- Add the HTML <div> element for Spreadsheet  -->
             <div id="element"></div>
             <script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
       </body>
  </html>

Place the following Spreadsheet code in the index.js.

//Initialize the Spreadsheet control
var spreadsheet = new ej.spreadsheet.Spreadsheet();

//Render the initialized Spreadsheet
spreadsheet.appendTo('#element');

Run the application

Now, run the index.html in web browser, it will render the Essential JS 2 Spreadsheet control.

Output will be displayed as follows.

Source
Preview
index.js
index.html
// Initialize the Spreadsheet componenet.
var spreadsheet = new ej.spreadsheet.Spreadsheet({});

// Render initialized Spreadsheet.
spreadsheet.appendTo('#element');
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
        <title>EJ2 Spreadsheet</title>
        <meta charset="utf-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
        <meta name="description" content="Typescript Spreadsheet Control">
        <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
        <link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-spreadsheet/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
        <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet">
        
        
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
        <!--Element which is going to render-->
        
        <div id="container">
                <div id="element"></div>
        </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

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