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[//]: #@corifeus-header [![NPM](https://nodei.co/npm/p3x-json2xls-worker-thread.png?downloads=true&downloadRank=true)](https://www.npmjs.com/package/p3x-json2xls-worker-thread/) [![Donate for Corifeus / P3X](https://img.shields.io/badge/Donate-Corifeus-003087.svg)](https://paypal.me/patrikx3) [![Contact Corifeus / P3X](https://img.shields.io/badge/Contact-P3X-ff9900.svg)](https://www.patrikx3.com/en/front/contact) [![Corifeus @ Facebook](https://img.shields.io/badge/Facebook-Corifeus-3b5998.svg)](https://www.facebook.com/corifeus.software) [![Build Status](https://api.travis-ci.com/patrikx3/json2xls-worker-thread.svg?branch=master)](https://travis-ci.com/patrikx3/json2xls-worker-thread) [![Uptime Robot ratio (30 days)](https://img.shields.io/uptimerobot/ratio/m780749701-41bcade28c1ea8154eda7cca.svg)](https://uptimerobot.patrikx3.com/) # 📈 Convert JSON to Excel XLSX with offloading the constructing the data using a worker thread v2020.4.172 **Bugs are evident™ - MATRIX️** ### NodeJs LTS Version Requirement ```txt >=12.13.0 ``` ### Built on NodeJs ```txt v12.16.3 ``` The ```async``` and ```await``` keywords are required. Only the latest LTS variant is supported. Install NodeJs: https://nodejs.org/en/download/package-manager/ # Description [//]: #@corifeus-header:end Utility to convert json to an excel file, based on [Node-Excel-Export](https://github.com/functionscope/Node-Excel-Export) using a worker thread by not blocking the NodeJs event loop using `async` functions and options. This is a totally fork of the [json2xls](https://github.com/rikkertkoppes/json2xls), but the XLSX constructing can be CPU intensive so we are offloading the XLSX constructing using a worker thread. # Installation ```bash npm install p3x-json2xls-worker-thread ``` # Usage Use to save as file: ```js const json2xls = require('p3x-json2xls-worker-thread') const fs = require('fs').promises const json = { foo: 'bar', qux: 'moo', poo: 123, stux: new Date() } const executAsync = async() => { try { // let nodeExcelOptions = undefined /* The following options are supported: - style: a styles xml file, see <https://github.com/functionscope/Node-Excel-Export> - fields: either an array or map containing field configuration: - array: a list of names of fields to be exported, in that order - object: a map of names of fields to be exported and the types of those fields. Supported types are 'number','string','bool' */ if (ifSomeConditionIsTrue) { nodeExcelOptions = { fields: ['poo'] } } const options = { output: 'binary' /* default */ || 'base64', nodeExcel: nodeExcelOptions } const xlsBinary = await json2xls(json, options) await fs.writeFile('data.xlsx', xlsBinary, 'binary'); } catch(e) { // handle error console.error(e) } } executAsync() ``` Or use as express middleware. It adds a convenience `xls` method to the response object to immediately output an excel as download. ```js const json2xls = require('p3x-json2xls-worker-thread') const jsonArr = [{ foo: 'bar', qux: 'moo', poo: 123, stux: new Date() }, { foo: 'bar', qux: 'moo', poo: 345, stux: new Date() }]; app.use(json2xls.middleware); app.get('/',function(req, res) { res.xls('data.xlsx', jsonArr); }); ``` It is possible to block the event loop by using the `sync` function eg.: ```js const json2xls = require('p3x-json2xls-worker-thread') const json = { foo: 'bar', qux: 'moo', poo: 123, stux: new Date() } const xlsBinary = json2xls.sync(json, { output: 'base64' // can be binary as well, just sugar... }) console.log(xlsBinary) ``` [//]: #@corifeus-footer --- 🙏 This is an open-source project. Star this repository, if you like it, or even donate to maintain the servers and the development. Thank you so much! 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If there is a breaking change, it should be noted in the readme. --- [**P3X-JSON2XLS-WORKER-THREAD**](https://corifeus.com/json2xls-worker-thread) Build v2020.4.172 [![Donate for Corifeus / P3X](https://img.shields.io/badge/Donate-Corifeus-003087.svg)](https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QZVM4V6HVZJW6) [![Contact Corifeus / P3X](https://img.shields.io/badge/Contact-P3X-ff9900.svg)](https://www.patrikx3.com/en/front/contact) [![Like Corifeus @ Facebook](https://img.shields.io/badge/LIKE-Corifeus-3b5998.svg)](https://www.facebook.com/corifeus.software) ## P3X Sponsor [IntelliJ - The most intelligent Java IDE](https://www.jetbrains.com/?from=patrikx3) [![JetBrains](https://cdn.corifeus.com/assets/svg/jetbrains-logo.svg)](https://www.jetbrains.com/?from=patrikx3) [//]: #@corifeus-footer:end