Getting Started With Handsontable

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I am looking for a way to be able to display and manipulate tabular data on a webpage. For this, I decided to evaluate a few javascript based libraries and see how they can be used.

The first such library is called handsontable. Handsontable is a Javascript/HTML5 Spreadsheet library for developers. It seems that Handsontable is more for building Excel-like user interfaces than just simple data grid control.

So let’s look at how easy to build a minimal example using with handsontable

The main web-page describes this library as:

Handsontable is a composite spreadsheet component for apps and websites. It is written in JavaScript and not constrained by any external framework. Handsontable can be easily modified or extended with custom plugins. It also binds to any source using the JSON format and is capable of handling a large amount of data. You can easily do all CRUD operations and provide end-users with an Excel-like experience.

Creating the minimal Handsontable page

First of all, click to download the source code for the minimal handsontable sample.

The first file to be created is the index.html

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