How to create Excel file in Laravel 6

  • 09-04-2022
  • 2025
  • Laravel 6
  • Haresh Chauhan

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Hello, My Developers, after few days I am writing this post because many users say me how to generate an excel file in Laravel 6. After a few days of Research and Development (RND) then I am writing this post.

So friends In this post we will know how to generate an excel file in Laravel 6. In this post, I tried to easy to understand this example.

In this post how to generate an excel file in Laravel 6 we will use a one-third party "maatwebsite/excel" package install via the composer. first of all, we need to install this package and configure it in our Laravel 6 project then we can make this example using excel file function.

So let's make this example and run it.

How to create Excel file in Laravel 6

Note : Before starting this example we should clone fresh Laravel 6 Application and setup and run it. You have already Laravel 6 Application then we don't need to clone.

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Step 1 : Install maatwebsite/excel package

In this step we need to install composer require maatwebsite/excel package in our application. So let's do this following command.

So, Now Simple open your terminal or command prompt and set your project directory in your terminal and put below command.

composer require maatwebsite/excel

Step 2 : Registred providers into app.php file

In this step we should register excel package providers. So now we open config/app.php file and put below line into providers array.


'providers' => [

Here we load Excle class into app.php file into aliases array so let's do that.

'aliases' => [
    'Excel' => Maatwebsite\Excel\Facades\Excel::class,

Step 3 : Create Controller and Routes

In this step, we will create one route to run this example and make a controller for Excel file generate so let's do that.

So, Open your web.php file and make routes like below example.



After making above routes we have to create Default Controller. So, let's get Default Controller using command through.

php artisan make:controller DefaultController

In DefaultController we put below code into controller and save it.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Http\Controllers\Controller;
use Excel;

class DefaultController extends Controller
    public function index()
        Excel::create('My report 2019', function($excel) {

            // Set the title
            $excel->setTitle('My report 2019');

            // Chain the setters

            $excel->setDescription("It's basic reports");

            $data = [12,"Hello",123,4321,98765432,"Hi",456,456,456,456];

            $excel->sheet('Sheet 1', function ($sheet) use ($data) {
                $sheet->fromArray($data, NULL, 'A3');


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You can use as per your need following function.

Example :

Excel::create('Filename', function($excel) {
 // Excel code
 // or
 // ->store('xlsx', storage_path());
 // or  ->store('xls', storage_path('Excel-folder'));

So, Now we are ready to run this example. let's run this example and get Excel reports.

Open your browser and run your routes localhost:8000/excel-file

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