Delete Rows In Xlsx Files

| June 30, 2022 | 686 views | PhpSpreadsheet

Remove a row, or multiple rows from an existing xlsx file by programmatically updating it using PhpSpreadsheet.


Current content of the xlsx file that will be updated (create-xlsx-files.xlsx).

Step 1.

Setup dependencies.

    "require": {
        "phpoffice/phpspreadsheet": "^1.3"

Step 2.

Install phpspreadsheet.

$ composer install

Step 3.

Create a new PHP file, and start coding.


// Autoload dependencies
require 'vendor/autoload.php';

// Import the Xlsx reader class
use PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Reader\Xlsx;

// Import the Xlsx writer class
use PhpOffice\PhpSpreadsheet\Writer\Xlsx as Writer;

// Full path of the file to read
$inputFileName = 'create-xlsx-files.xlsx';

// Create the reader object
$reader = new Xlsx();

// Load the file to read
$spreadsheet = $reader->load($inputFileName);

// Get the active sheet
$sheet = $spreadsheet->getActiveSheet();

// Remove 1 row starting at row number 1 (row 1)
$spreadsheet->getActiveSheet()->removeRow(1, 1);

// Prepare the writer
$writer = new Writer($spreadsheet);

// Update the .xlsx file


Run the following codes.

$ php delete-rows-in-xlsx-files.php


Open the updated file create-xlsx-files.xlsx



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