Grid (excel like functionality) in meteor


#1

Hi all!

I am looking for a meteor package, which allows me to display and inline edit (and optionally sort, filter, search) a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet should be mapped to a collection.

I also would like a free solution.


#2

Did you mention Google because you are looking for compatible packages, or just as an example for functionality?

In the latter case, I believe that you should use the keyword “grid”, which has two meanings:

  1. tabular layout (which is not what you need)
  2. online spreadsheets

My favourite one (though I haven’t tried it with Meteor) is jqGrid.
Recently, its author closed it, but one of the contributors forked it and it can be found by looking for “free-jqGrid”.

For Meteor packages of it, look here, of course:
https://atmospherejs.com/?q=jqGrid


#3

Note: there are grids with better integration with Meteor (e.g. Webix), but weaker than jqGrid.


#4

What about this? https://github.com/olragon/meteor-handsontable


#5

There are multiple versions of jqGrid on atmosphere (and you didn’t select one by purpose I guess). Any advice which to use and why? One of them seems to be better documented (i.e. has a readme)


#6

The license seems super for me. I wish there would be a minimal example which shows meteor integration. There are multiple versions of handsontable for meteor https://atmospherejs.com/?q=handsontable. I understand, that everyone can contribute to meteor, but is there a hope, that these seems-to-be-duplicated packages merge?


#7

No, usually I get lucky when some package have github link.
If I see readme with example it feels like miracle.