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Download the Model Data to a CSV/Excel file in UI5

We can download the data present in JSON or the data retrieved from oData to an csv  file.
The bolow code snippets can be used to achieve the same.

Data.Json:

JSON is a very lightweight format for storing data and can be directly used as a data source for SAPUI5 applications. Now create a JSON file within the model folder of the application.

Specify the data in the JSON file as below:

{
	"items": [{
		"firstName": "Navya",
		"lastName": "Gowda",
		"jobTitle": "Senior System Engineer",
		"location": "India",
		"department": "EASSAP"
	}, {
		"firstName": "John",
		"lastName": "Smith",
		"jobTitle": "Technology Architect",
		"location": "USA",
		"department": "EASSAP"
	}, {
		"firstName": "Emma",
		"lastName": "Watson",
		"jobTitle": "System Engineer",
		"location": "Europe",
		"department": "Testing"
	}, {
		"firstName": "Rahul",
		"lastName": "Singh",
		"jobTitle": "Manager",
		"location": "India",
		"department": "EASSAP"
	}, {
		"firstName": "Sinchi",
		"lastName": "Kotaro",
		"jobTitle": "System Engineer",
		"location": "UK",
		"department": "EASSAP"
	}]
}

To access the above JSON file throughout the application, specify the JSON file URI in the model under sap.ui5 section in the manifest.json file.
we specify the type as JSON and URI which is the path to the JSON data to instantiate the JSON Model as shown below.

"sap.ui5": {
…………………………….
		"models": {
			"i18n": {
				"type": "sap.ui.model.resource.ResourceModel",
				"settings": {
					"bundleName": "DownloadToExcel.i18n.i18n"
				}
			},
			"Data": {
				"Data": {
				"type": "sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel",
				"uri": "model/Data.json"
				}
			}
			
		},
		"resources": {
			"css": [{
				"uri": "css/style.css"
			}]
		}
	}

 

View:

The view contains a Button as shown below,
on clicking the button “onDataExport” function will be executed to download the Data to an CSV file.

	<Button icon="sap-icon://download" text="Download" press="onDataExport" tooltip="{i18n>download}" id="download"/>

 

Controller:

In the init() function of the Controller fetch the json data and make it available for the controller to access.

Add the below Required libraries to the Controller.

“sap/ui/core/util/Export”, “sap/ui/core/util/ExportTypeCSV”.

onInit: function() {
	var oModel = new sap.ui.model.json.JSONModel("model/Data.json");
	sap.ui.getCore().setModel(oModel, "oModel");
}

“onDataExport” code to download the data to an CSV file is shown below.

	onDataExport: sap.m.Table.prototype.exportData || function() {

			var oModel = sap.ui.getCore().getModel("oModel");
			var oExport = new Export({

				exportType: new ExportTypeCSV({
					fileExtension: "csv",
					separatorChar: ";"
				}),

				models: oModel,

				rows: {
					path: "/items"
				},
				columns: [{
					name: "First Name",
					template: {
						content: "{firstName}"
					}
				}, {
					name: "Last name",
					template: {
						content: "{lastName}"
					}
				}, {
					name: "Job Title",
					template: {
						content: "{jobTitle}"
					}
				}, {
					name: "Location",
					template: {
						content: "{location}"
					}
				}, {
					name: "Department",
					template: {
						content: "{department}"
					}
				}]
			});
			console.log(oExport);
			oExport.saveFile().catch(function(oError) {

			}).then(function() {
				oExport.destroy();
			});
		}

 

OUTPUT:

Clicking on the Download Button will download the data to an CSV File.

Use ‘Convert Text to Column Property’ To convert the text to Column as shown below.

 

Note: you can use fileExtension as ‘xls’ t download the data into an Excel File, but you get a warning while opening the File which you can ignore.

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  • The CSV download for JSON model works me fine. But if the model is a ODATA service its download only the first 100 row of the table? How can I get to download the whole table?

  • Thanks for the blog. When I try to download in 'xls' format, I get a blank spreadsheet. But, when I do the same in csv it is working fine. I just modified code to following:

    // Type that will be used to generate the content. Own ExportType's can be created to support other formats
    				exportType : new ExportType({
    					fileExtension : "xls"
    				}),

     

    Is there anything else I have to take care of?

     

    Thanks in advance.

  • HI shree ,

    here is i am new  to UI5  but i  have  task .what  my requirement   i displayed table  ,when i press button the data should  be download as PDF or TEXT Formate ,  but table contain data form  backend system ,

     

     

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    • Hi Maithre,

      You can go for DocXLib(Third party library) to download data in text file 🙂

      You can refer the below link for the same.

      https://docxtemplater.com/
      https://github.com/open-xml-templating/docxtemplater

       

      Thanks and Regards,

      Navya

      • HI Navya !!

        i am the new to Ui5/Fiori and  even i don't know how to approach for  DocXLib(Third party library).

        could you  please share indetails .

  • Excellent Blog! helped a lot. Thanks.

    Few suggestions

    • If want to download a CVS then use "," as separator afterwards you won't be required to convert text to columns.
    • If you want a Tab delimited file(which will work will file extension XLS) then as a separator put "\t" and fileExtension: "xls" and you're done.

    Regards,

    Nooruddin Bohra

  • Hi Navya,

    Can I customize the name of the file in download? I want to change the name from "data" to something more descriptive.

    Thanks and Regards

    Kshitija U Shetty

    • Yes Kshitija, you can change the name of downloaded file by using .saveFile method of oExport.

      oExport.saveFile('Your File Name').catch(function(oErr){

      //whatever

      }).then(function(){

      //whatever

      });