Community contributed extensions

Excel module

The Excel module allows you to render Excel document. It is rather simple to use as it only requires to import a static file.

The tool uses the jxls library.

In order to use the Excel module, you need to create an Excel based template – see for details instruction.

What’s New in v1.2.1

What’s New in v1.2

What’s New in v1.0a

Enable the Excel module for the application

In the /conf/application.conf file, enable the Excel module by adding this line:

# The Excel module

note, please change the excel.template.root from app/views to some where else when you use excel module with Play version 1.02 or before. Otherwise your application will not be able to startup on product mode.

Using the Excel module

The renderExcel() method (only apply for versions before v1.2):

import static play.modules.excel.Excel.*;

And then use the renderExcel() method as you would use the render() method.

The renderExcel() behavior is almost the same as that of render() except the following differences:

  1. the template should be an excel file with “.xls” suffix rather than a text file with ".html"
  2. You can use renderArgs.put(“fileName”, “your-file.xls”) to indicate the name of the excel file to be generated

Set request.format New in v1.2

Set request.format to ‘xls’ or ‘xlsx’ to render user Excel template. The excel template should be put in the same dir as normal html template, the file suffix shall comply with request.format setting. An easy way to set request.format is via route configuration. Please refer to for detail

Please refer to the sample for an example.