• PHP: ^7.1
  • Laravel: ^5.5
  • PhpSpreadsheet: ^1.2
  • PHP extension php_zip enabled
  • PHP extension php_xml enabled
  • PHP extension php_gd2 enabled
PHP version support

Support for PHP versions will only be maintained for a period of six months beyond the end-of-life of that PHP version.

Supported Versions

Versions will be supported for a limited amount of time.

Version Laravel Version Php Version Support
2.1 <=5.6 <=7.0 EOL on 15-05-2018
3.0 ^5.5 ^7.0 New features


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

composer require maatwebsite/excel

Service Provider

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...


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,


To publish the config, run the vendor publish command:

php artisan vendor:publish

This will create a new config file named config/excel.php.


You can use Excel in the following ways:

Via dependency injection:

public function __construct(\Maatwebsite\Excel\Excel $excel)
    $this->excel = $excel;

public function export()
    return $this->excel->export(new Export);

Via Exporter interface:

public function __construct(\Maatwebsite\Excel\Exporter $excel)
    $this->excel = $excel;

public function export()
    return $this->excel->export(new Export);

Via the Facade:

public function export()
    return Excel::export(new Export);

Via container binding:

$this->app->bind(Exporter::class, function() {
    return new Exporter($this->app['excel']);