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A simple Django app to export data to an excel file.

Project Description

Django Export XLS is a simple Django app to export data to a xls file.

Detailed documentation is in the “docs” directory on github


  1. Install from PyPi:

    $ pip install django-export-xls

Quick start

  1. Add “export_xls” to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:

  2. Be sure to have the MEDIA_ROOT and MEDIA_URL vars defined. eg:

    import os
    MEDIA_ROOT = os.sep.join([os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__)), 'media'])
    MEDIA_URL = '/media/'
  3. The only thing that you must to do is create an excel file is:

    * Define a name for your file
    * Define a Python list with the fields you want in your excel (xls headers).
    * Create a python list with the values ​​you want to add to your xls file.

How to use

  • Import the function:

    from export_xls.views import export_xlwt
  • ‘export_xlwt’ function needs:

   3 mandatory parameters:


  2 optional parameters:

save   : save the xls file on settings.MEDIA_ROOT
folder : save the xls file on settings.MEDIA_ROOT/folder
  • ‘export_xlwt’ function return the string:

    MEDIA_URL + folder + filename
    eg: /media/xls/filename.xls


from export_xls.views import export_xlwt return export_xlwt(filename, fields, values_list, save=True, folder=”xls/”)

view the real example. Clone de github repo:

  git clone
  cd django-export-xls/example
  python runserver

Credentians for database:

  * user: daiech
  * pass: 1

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