Sheet.js XLSX to be used in client side in meteor


#1

I am trying to use XLSX npm package but not able to use on client side of meteor application as an error is occurring , i cant use Npm.require on client side …

Uncaught ReferenceError: XLSX is not defined

what to do ???


#2

Which package? If you import it on the client, it should be available there… No guarantee that it works in a browser if it was designed to run only in node, but nothing stops it from being bundled and sent. Can we see relevant code?


#3

i am using sheet.js to read an excel file on client side

this is my code snippet

var reader = new FileReader();
                
                reader.onload = function (e) {
              
                    var data = e.target.result;
                    if (!rABS) data = new Uint8Array(data);
                    
                    var workbook = XLSX.read(data, { type: rABS ? 'binary' : 'array' });
                    var first_sheet_name = workbook.SheetNames[0];
                    console.log("sheet name ", first_sheet_name);

                    /* DO SOMETHING WITH workbook HERE */
                };
                 if (rABS) reader.readAsBinaryString(file); else reader.readAsArrayBuffer(file);

#4

i am not able to import it on client side i have added node module file on client side in folder


#5

Snippet isn’t fully helpful… Are you actually importing XLSX?

import XLSX from 'xlsx';

#6

I use it successfully…

import XLSX from 'xlsx';

...code...
		const f = acceptedFiles[0];
		const reader = new FileReader();
		const rABS = true; // true: readAsBinaryString ; false: readAsArrayBuffer
		reader.onload = e => {
			let data = e.target.result;
			if (!rABS) data = new Uint8Array(data);
			const workbook = XLSX.read(data, { type: rABS ? 'binary' : 'array' });
			// This will format the first sheet of the file into an array of string values. https://github.com/sheetjs/js-xlsx#utility-functions
			const frmt = XLSX.utils.sheet_to_json(workbook.Sheets.Sheet1, { header: 1 });
		};
				if (rABS) {
			reader.readAsBinaryString(f)
		} else {
			reader.readAsArrayBuffer(f);
		};


Bah - forgive the poor formatting when stripping to the nuts and bolts of this…


#7

yes i used this line ‘import XLSX from ‘xlsx’;’ but this syntax was not working in my js file , i am using common js script


#8

This doesn’t make sense in the context of a Meteor app.