Installation

Requirements

  • PHP: ^7.0
  • Laravel: ^5.5
  • PhpSpreadsheet: ^1.4
  • PHP extension php_zip enabled
  • PHP extension php_xml enabled
  • PHP extension php_gd2 enabled

Installation

Require this package in the composer.json of your Laravel project. This will download the package and PhpSpreadsheet.

composer require maatwebsite/excel
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The Maatwebsite\Excel\ExcelServiceProvider is auto-discovered and registered by default, but if you want to register it yourself:

Add the ServiceProvider in config/app.php

'providers' => [
    /*
     * Package Service Providers...
     */
    Maatwebsite\Excel\ExcelServiceProvider::class,
]
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The Excel facade is also auto-discovered, but if you want to add it manually:

Add the Facade in config/app.php

'aliases' => [
    ...
    'Excel' => Maatwebsite\Excel\Facades\Excel::class,
]
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To publish the config, run the vendor publish command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Maatwebsite\Excel\ExcelServiceProvider"
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This will create a new config file named config/excel.php.