Formatting

Spreadsheet supports many formatting options to make your data easier to view and understand. Use allowCellFormatting API to enable / disable formatting option in Spreadsheet. The different types of formatting supported in Spreadsheet are,

1) Number Formatting

2) Text Formatting

3) Cell Formatting

Number Formatting

Number formatting is used to represent type for your data in Spreadsheet. The different types of number formatting supported in Spreadsheet are,

1) Number

2) Currency

3) Accounting

4) Percentage

5) Short Date

6) Long Date

7) Time

8) Scientific

9) Fraction

To enable/disable allowDecimalPlaces API in formatSettings you can update the decimal place by using the methodupdateDecimalPlaces.

You can apply number format for a cell in following ways,

1) Initial Load

2) Method

3) User Interface

Initial Load

You can set number format for a cell by specifying format property in cell data binding. The following code example describes the above behavior,

  • html
  • <div id="Spreadsheet"></div>
    
    <script>
        $(function () {
            $("#Spreadsheet").ejSpreadsheet({
                sheets: [{
                    rows: [{
                        cells: [{
                            value: 1,
                            format: { type: "currency" }
                        }]
                    }]
                }]
            });
        });
    </script>

    The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.

    Method

    You can set number format for a cell using format method. The following code example describes the above behavior,

  • html
  • <div id="Spreadsheet"></div>
    
    <script>
        $(function () {
            $("#Spreadsheet").ejSpreadsheet({                
                sheets: [{
                    rows: [{
                        cells: [{
                            value: 1                            
                        }]
                    }]
                }],
                loadComplete: "loadComplete"
            });
        });
    
        function loadComplete() {
            this.XLFormat.format({ type: "accounting" }, "A1"); // applying accounting type to A1 cell
        }
    </script>

    The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.

    User Interface

    You can set number format for a cell through number formatting options in ribbon HOME tab.

    Custom Number Format

    Spreadsheet supports many number format to display your data as currency, date, percentage and so on. If these pre-defined number formats do not meet your needs you can create and apply your own number formats using format cell dialog and addCustomFormatSpecifier method. The following screenshot illustrate this,

    NOTE

    Spreadsheet supports basic number format customization and it doesn’t have all functionality similar to excel

    Text Formatting

    To organize and easier to follow your financial, statistical or scientific data, you can apply text formats like font size, font color, text alignment etc. to a cell or range of cells.

    Fonts

    To distinguish your data from built-in font formats, you can apply different font formats like bold, italic, strike-through, color, font-family and size etc.
    Use allowFontFamily in formatSettings API in to enable / disable font option in Spreadsheet.

    You have following Font options in Spreadsheet,

    • Using addFontFamily method to add the font to the Ribbon font family dropdown.
    • Using removeFontFamily method to remove the font from the Ribbon font family dropdown.

    Text Alignment

    To enhance the visual presentation of your data, you can align text in a cell vertically or horizontally. To align text vertically pick top, middle or bottom align and to align text horizontally pick left, center or right align.

    Indents

    To enhance the appearance of text in a cell, you can change the indentation of a cell content by increasing or decreasing text indent.

    Applying Text Formatting

    You can apply text format for a cell in following ways,

    1) Initial Load

    2) Method

    3) User Interface

    Initial Load

    You can apply text format for a cell by specifying style property in cell data binding. The following code example describes the above behavior,

  • html
  • <div id="Spreadsheet"></div>
    
    <script>
        $(function () {
            $("#Spreadsheet").ejSpreadsheet({                
                sheets: [{
                    rows: [{
                        cells: [{
                            value: "Bold",
                            style: { "font-weight": "bold" }
                        }]
                    }]
                }]
            });
        });
    </script>

    The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.

    Method

    You can apply text format for a cell or range of cells using format method. The following code example describes the above behavior,

  • html
  • <div id="Spreadsheet"></div>
    
    <script>
        $(function () {
            $("#Spreadsheet").ejSpreadsheet({                
                sheets: [{
                    rows: [{
                        cells: [{
                            value: "Italic"
                        }]
                    }]
                }],
                loadComplete: "loadComplete"
            });
        });
    
        function loadComplete() {
            this.XLFormat.format({ style: { "font-style": "italic" } }, "A1");
        }
    </script>

    The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.

    User Interface

    You can apply text format for a cell through text formatting options in ribbon HOME tab.

    Wrap Text

    To make text appearance on multiple lines in a cell, you can apply wrap text to the cell. So, that the text wraps automatically or you can enter a manual line break using ALT + ENTER key in edit mode. Use allowWrap API to enable/disable wrap text. You can apply wrap text for a cell in following ways,

    1) Method

    2) User Interface

    Method

    You can wrap, text in a cell using wrapText method and it can be unwrap using unWrapText method. The following code example describes the wrapText behavior,

  • html
  • <div id="Spreadsheet"></div>
    
    <script>
        $(function () {
            $("#Spreadsheet").ejSpreadsheet({                
                sheets: [{
                    rows: [{
                        cells: [{
                            value: "Flip-Flops & Slippers"                            
                        }]
                    }]
                }],
                loadComplete: "loadComplete"
            });
        });
    
        function loadComplete() {
            this.wrapText("A1");
            //this.unWrapText("A1");
        }
    </script>

    The following output is displayed as a result of the above code example.

    User Interface

    You can wrap or unwrap text in a cell using wrap text option in ribbon HOME tab.

    Cell Formatting

    To highlight particular cell or section of cells from whole workbook you can use cell formatting options like borders, fill color etc.

    You have the following options in cell formatting,

    • Using updateFormat method to update the format for the selected range of cells in the Spreadsheet.
    • Using updateUniqueFormat method to update the unique format for selected range of cells in the Spreadsheet.
    • Using removeStyle method to remove the style in the specified range.
    • Using getBorderFromHashCode method to get the border from hashcode in the Spreadsheet.
    • Using getFormatClass method to get the format class in Spreadsheet.
    • Using getFormatFromHashCode method to get the format from the given hashcode in Spreadsheet.
    • Using getFormatHashCode method to get the hashcode from the given style object in Spreadsheet.
    • Using getHashCodeClassAsArray method to get the format as array from the given specified range in Spreadsheet.

    Borders

    You can add border around a cell or range of cells to define a section of worksheet or table.
    Use allowCellBorder in formatSettings API in to enable / disable border option in Spreadsheet.

    The different types of borders supported in Spreadsheet are,

    1) Bottom Border

    2) Top Border

    3) Left Border

    4) Right Border

    5) All Borders

    6) Outside Borders

    7) Thick Box Border

    8) Bottom Double Border

    9) Thick Bottom Border

    10) Top and Bottom Border

    11) Top and Thick Bottom Border

    12) Top and Bottom Double Border

    You can apply border for a cell or range of cells through following ways,

    1) Use format method to apply border via code

    2) Apply border for a cell or range of cells using border options in ribbon HOME tab

    3) Use draw border options in ribbon HOME tab

    4) Specify the border at initial load by using the border in sheets API.

    5) Use setBorder method to set border for the specified range of cells in the Spreadsheet.

    In Border you have the following options in spreadsheet.

    • To specify the border type in the Spreadsheet.Use type in border API.
    • To Specify the border color for range of cells in Spreadsheet.Use color in border API.
    • To apply border for the specified range of cell.Use range in border API.

    Fill color

    To highlight cell or range of cells from whole workbook you can apply background color for a cell using fill color option in Spreadsheet.

    Cell Styles

    Cell styles is a collection of pre-defined styles with multiple formatting characteristics to apply several formats in one step. You can apply cell style for a cell using cell style option in ribbon HOME tab. The following screenshot illustrate this,

    Custom Cell Style

    you can apply several formats in a single step by using the New Cell Style option in cell styles.

    The following options are available in cell style customization.

    1) Add New Custom Style

    2) Modify Custom Style

    3) Apply Custom Cell Style

    4) Delete Custom Style

    Add New Custom Style

    To add new custom cell style in the spreadsheet. Use addNewCustomStyle method to add new custom cell style in spreadsheet via code.

    Modify Custom Style

    To modify custom cell style in the spreadsheet. Use modifyCustomStyle method to modify the added custom cell style via code.

    Apply Custom Cell Style

    To apply custom cell style in the spreadsheet. Use applyCustomCellStyle method to apply the custom cell style in cells via code.

    Delete Custom Style

    To delete custom cell style in the spreadsheet. Use deleteCustomStyle method to delete the added custom cell style via code.

    Format painter

    The format painter lets you copy all of the formatting from a cell or range of cells and apply the same formatting to another cell or range of cells including font size, color, style etc. Use allowFormatPainter API to enable/disable format painter option in spreadsheet.

    Clear

    Clear option is used to clear cell contents, formats or any attached comments from a cell or range of cells in worksheet. Use allowClear API to enable/disable clear option in Spreadsheet.You have following clear options in Spreadsheet,

    1) Clear All

    2) Clear Formats

    3) Clear Contents

    4) Clear Comments

    5) Clear Hyperlinks

    6) Clear Border

    7) Clear range

    8) Clear Range data

    9) Clear Undo Redo

    Clear All

    To clear content, format, comment, hyperlink etc. from a cell or range of cells, use clear all option in Spreadsheet. Use clearAll method to clear cells via code.

    Clear Formats

    To clear formats in a cell or range of cells use clear formats option in Spreadsheet. Use clearAllFormat method to clear formats via code.

    Clear Contents

    To clear contents in a cell or range of cells use clear contents option in Spreadsheet. Use clearContents method to clear contents via code.

    Clear Comments

    To clear comment in a cell or range of cells use clear comments option in Spreadsheet. Use clearComments method to clear comments via code.

    To clear hyperlink in a cell or range of cells use clear hyperlink option in Spreadsheet. Use clearHyperlinks method to clear hyperlinks via code.

    Clear Border

    To clear border in a cell or range of cells use clear border option in Spreadsheet. Use clearBorder method to clear border via code.

    Clear Range

    To clear only the data in the range denoted by the specified range in Spreadsheet. Use clearRange method to clear range data via code.

    Clear Range Data

    To clear data in the specified range of cells based on the defined property in Spreadsheet. Use clearRangeData method to clear range data via code.

    Clear Undo Redo

    To clear undo and redo collections in the Spreadsheet. Use clearUndoRedo method to clear Undo and Redo collections via code.