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The React Spreadsheet, also known as the React Excel viewer, is a feature-rich component for organizing and analyzing data in tabular format like Microsoft Excel for web application. It provides all the common Excel features, including data binding, selection, freeze panes, editing, formatting, protection, resizing, sorting, importing, and exporting Excel documents.

Data binding

Bind data seamlessly with various local and remote data sources such as JSON, RESTful services, OData services, and WCF services. The control uses a data manager to handle data and supports customizing data requests and processing.

React Spreadsheet data binding.

High performance

The React Spreadsheet (Excel-like grid) component is designed and optimized for loading large amounts of data, scrolling, and more.

Instant data loading in React Spreadsheet.

Instant loading

React Excel Viewer instant loading allows users to load large amounts of data into a worksheet and view it on demand with the help of row and column virtualization.

Smooth scrolling in React Spreadsheet.

Smooth scrolling

The React Spreadsheet component provides a smooth scrolling experience even with many cells in a view.


A worksheet is a collection of cells arranged in rows and columns that lets you save, format, and work with data. You can create, delete, and rename worksheets, as well as customize the headers, gridlines, and sheet visibility in our React Spreadsheet.

React worksheet.

Work with cell range

A cell range refers to a set of cells in a sheet. Spreadsheet supports several features for working with cell ranges.

Wrap text in React Spreadsheet.

Wrap text

You can display a large amount of content in multiple lines within a single cell by using text wrap.

Merge cells in React Spreadsheet.

Merge cells

Combine two or more cells from the same row or column into a single cell by merging them.

Data validation in React Spreadsheet.

Data validation

Restrict the entry of wrong data by users with data validation. You can also highlight the incorrect data.

Autofill in React Spreadsheet.


The autofill option allows users to fill or copy a series or pattern of values and formats into adjacent cells in any direction.

Editing in React Spreadsheet.


Data editing allows you to add, edit, and remove formulas or values in a cell. Edit the contents of a cell directly in the cell or by typing the formula bar.

Excel-like selection

The React Spreadsheet widget provides interactive support to highlight the cells, rows, columns, and sheets selected. Selection can be done through mouse, touch, or keyboard interaction.

Selection in React Spreadsheet.


The React Spreadsheet library provides a wide range of formulas with cross-sheet references support.

Built-in formulas in React Spreadsheet.

Built-in functions

The React Spreadsheet with rich UI provides a built-in calculation engine is suitable for most of the calculations. Spreadsheet also provides an option to create and use custom formulas.

React Spreadsheet dependent cell reference.

Auto calculation

Values are automatically recalculated when a dependent cell is edited.

Number formatting in React Spreadsheet

Number formatting

Number formatting is used to change the appearance of numbers in Spreadsheet. It helps display data as currency, percentages, short dates, long dates, time, fractions, and scientific numbers, similar to Excel.

Cell formatting

Using cell formatting, users can highlight a particular cell or range of cells from a whole workbook. The component supports various formatting options: font size, font family, font color, fill color, indent, and horizontal and vertical alignments of text.

Sheet tabs in React Spreadsheet.

Conditional formatting in React Spreadsheet.

Conditional formatting

Conditional formatting can format a cell or range of cells based on the conditions that are applied. This enables you to highlight data based on the appropriate condition.

Open and save

Excel and CSV import

Load Excel documents initially or open them like an Excel application with data accuracy, styles, and formats. Microsoft Excel (.xlsx), Microsoft Excel 97-2003 (.xls), and comma-delimited values (.csv) file formats can be opened in a Spreadsheet.

Excel and CSV export

Easily save the Spreadsheet component with data accuracy, styles, and formats as an Excel file. The React Spreadsheet supports file formats such as Microsoft Excel (.xlsx), Microsoft Excel 97-2003 (.xls), and comma-delimited values (.csv).

React Spreadsheet adaptive UI layout.

Adaptive UI layout

The React Spreadsheet user interface has been customized and redesigned for great views and usability on small screens.

Sort and filter

  • Reorganize data faster by sorting the range of cells in either the ascending or descending order. The custom sort option allows you to sort multiple columns.
  • When filtering, if values in one or more columns do not meet the filtering criteria, all the data will be hidden. You can filter text, dates, and numbers.

React Spreadsheet sorting and filtering.

Hyperlink in React Spreadsheet.

There is built-in support for hyperlinks and bookmarks. Navigate to web links or cell references within the sheet or other sheets in the workbook.


The image feature allows users to view, insert, and modify a picture in a spreadsheet with customizing options.

Image in React Spreadsheet.

Chart in React Spreadsheet.


The chart feature transforms the Spreadsheet data into an intuitive overview for better understanding.

Ribbon UI

The React Spreadsheet provides an interactive ribbon that organizes the spreadsheet’s features into a series of tabs. Collapse the ribbon to make more rows visible in the viewport.

Ribbon in React Spreadsheet.

Collaborative editing

Easily collaborate on workbooks. Multiple users can work on a spreadsheet at the same time and view the changes made by others instantly.

Collaborative editing in React Spreadsheet.

Interactive features

Clipboard operations in React Spreadsheet.

Copy to clipboard

Use the clipboard operations, cut, copy, and paste, just like Microsoft Excel. You can paste the values or formulas with or without formatting in a newly selected range.

Context menu in React Spreadsheet.

Context menu

The context menu improves user interaction the Spreadsheet using a pop-up menu. It appears when a cell, row header, column header, or sheet tab is right clicked. In addition to built-in default menu items, you can add custom context menu items.

Row and column resizing in React Spreadsheet.

Resize and autofit

The resize and autofit options help you adjust the row height and column width.

Undo and redo in React Spreadsheet.

Undo and redo

The React Spreadsheet provides an option to undo and redo changes made in a workbook. You can customize the limit of undo and redo operations.

Searching in React Spreadsheet.

Find and replace

You can use Find and Replace option to search for content easily within a worksheet or workbook and then change out the original text for an alternative.

Freeze panes

The freeze panes allows users to keep specified rows and columns always visible at the top or left side of the sheet while scrolling through it.

Freeze panes in React Spreadsheet.

Protection in React Spreadsheet.


  • Encrypt workbooks with a password to prevent unauthorized users from opening them.
  • Encrypt worksheets with a password and restrict user actions like editing, row and column resizing, inserting, and deleting.


Keyboard navigation in React Spreadsheet.

Keyboard navigation

The React Excel Spreadsheet ensures that every cell is accessible using a keyboard. Major features like selection, clipboard, and editing can be performed using keyboard commands alone; no mouse interaction is required. This helps in creating highly accessible applications using this component.

Accessibility and screen reader support in React Spreadsheet.

Screen reader

The React Spreadsheet grid view has complete WAI-ARIA accessibility support. The Spreadsheet UI includes high-contrast visual elements, helping visually impaired people have the best viewing experience. Also, valid UI descriptions are easily accessible through assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Built-in and customizable themes

Five built-in, SASS-based themes are available:Material, Bootstrap, Fabric (Office 365), Tailwind CSS, and High Contrast. Simplify theme customization either by overriding the existing SASS styling or creating custom themes using the Theme Studio application.

React Spreadsheet themes.

Globalization and localization

Format dates and numbers in React Spreadsheet.


The React Spreadsheet enables users from different locales to use it by formatting the dates, currency, and numbering to suit their language preferences. It uses the internalization (i18n) library to handle number formatting.

Show right-to-left languages in React Spreadsheet.

Right to left (RTL)

Right-to-left rendering allows you to display the text and layout of the Spreadsheet from right to left. This improves the user experience and accessibility for RTL languages.

Localize React Spreadsheet UI strings.


Localize all the strings used in the user interface of the React Spreadsheet component. The component uses the localization (l10n) library to localize UI strings.

Print spreadsheet.


You can print a single or multiple sheets easily.

Supported browsers

The React Spreadsheet works well with all modern web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and IE11. It supports IE11 with the help of polyfills.

Supported web browsers for React Spreadsheet.

React Spreadsheet Code Example

Easily get started with the React Spreadsheet using a few simple lines of JSX code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our React Spreadsheet Example that shows you how to render and configure a Spreadsheet in React.

import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import { SpreadsheetComponent, SheetsDirective, SheetDirective, RowsDirective, RowDirective, CellsDirective, CellDirective
} from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-spreadsheet';
import { ColumnsDirective, ColumnDirective } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-spreadsheet';
import { defaultData } from './datasource.ts';

export default class App extends React.Component{
  render() {
    return (
        <div className='control-section'>
                        ref={(ssObj) => { this.spreadsheet = ssObj }}>
                                    <RangeDirective dataSource={defaultData}></RangeDirective>
                                    <ColumnDirective width={130}></ColumnDirective>
                                    <ColumnDirective width={92}></ColumnDirective>
                                    <ColumnDirective width={96}></ColumnDirective>
                    </SpreadsheetComponent> </div>

Other supported frameworks

The Spreadsheet component is also available in Vue, Angular, and JavaScript frameworks. Check out the different Spreadsheet platforms from the links below,

Developer-friendly APIs

Developers can customize their UI and control its behaviors according to the end user’s requirement using the control’s rich set of client-side APIs.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Seamless data analysis and visualization like in Microsoft Excel.
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Excel file formats.
  • Highly intuitive user interfaces.
  • Flexible data binding with support to use local and remote data source services.
  • Supports Freeze panes, Keyboard shortcuts and all the common Excel features.
  • One of the best React Spreadsheet in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Mobile-touch friendly and responsive.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with React Spreadsheet.

You can find our React Spreadsheet demo here.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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