Add a table from a data source in pure JavaScript

Background:

To add a range table from a data source, utilize the addFromDataSource method and specify the row and column index and a data source.

Steps to Complete:

1. Initialize SpreadJS

2. Create sample data array

3. Add a table from data source

Getting Started:

Step 1: Initialize SpreadJS

Initialize SpreadJS using new GC.Spread.Sheets.Workbook and targeting an HTML DOM

element.

Get the active sheet using getActiveSheet method.

  <script>
    window.onload = function () {
    // 1. Initialize SpreadJS
    var spread = new GC.Spread.Sheets.Workbook(document.getElementById("ss"));

      // 1. Get the active sheet
      var sheet = spread.getActiveSheet();
    };
  </script>

Step 2: Create sample data array

For this example, we will add the following data array and store it in the variable dataArray.

{ Name: "Mike", Age: 23, Position: "Point Guard" },

{ Name: "Dave", Age: 22, Position: "Shoot Guard" },

{ Name: "Michael", Age: 21, Position: "Small Forward" },

{ Name: "Trey", Age: 22, Position: "Power Forward" },

{ Name: "Steve", Age: 21, Position: "Center" }

Here is an example:

<script>
    window.onload = function () {
    // 1. Initialize SpreadJS
    var spread = new GC.Spread.Sheets.Workbook(document.getElementById("ss"));
    // 1. Get the active sheet
    var sheet = spread.getActiveSheet();
      // 2. Create data array with basketball team players
      var dataArray = [
        { Name: "Mike", Age: 23, Position: "Point Guard" },
        { Name: "Dave", Age: 22, Position: "Shoot Guard" },
        { Name: "Michael", Age: 21, Position: "Small Forward" },
        { Name: "Trey", Age: 22, Position: "Power Forward" },
        { Name: "Steve", Age: 21, Position: "Center" },
      ];
    };
  </script>

Step 3: Add a table from data source

Add a range table from the data source using SpreadJS’s addFromDataSource method and store it in the variable called table.

Use the following parameters to create the table:

  • Table Name: table

  • row:0

  • col:0,

  • data source: dataArray

  • style: dark1

The final script tag should appear as so:

<script>
    window.onload = function () {
      // 1. Initialize SpreadJS
     var spread = new GC.Spread.Sheets.Workbook(document.getElementById("ss"));

      // 1. Get the active sheet
      var sheet = spread.getActiveSheet();

      // 2. Create data array with basketball team players
      var dataArray = [
        { Name: "Mike", Age: 23, Position: "Point Guard"},
        { Name: "Dave", Age: 22, Position: "Shoot Guard" },
        { Name: "Michael", Age: 21, Position: "Small Forward" },
        { Name: "Trey", Age: 22, Position: "Power Forward" },
        { Name: "Steve", Age: 21, Position: "Center" },
      ];

      // 3. Add table from data source
      var table = sheet.tables.addFromDataSource(
        "table",
        0,
        0,
        dataArray,
        GC.Spread.Sheets.Tables.TableThemes.dark1
      );
    };
  </script>

Outcome:

A table is now created from the data source dataArray and should appear with the dark1 table theme:

Mackenzie Albitz