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Inserting Tables

This example shows how to insert data into a worksheet by using the method cell.InsertTable(collection)
Notes:
- The difference between InsertData and InsertTable is that InsertData doesn't insert column names and returns a range. InsertTable will insert the column names and returns a table.
- You can use the different overloads to specify whether or not to create the Excel table, and the table name.
- For more information about tables see Using Tables
- (.Net 4 only) When inserting a table from a collection of objects ClosedXML will check for the custom property [Display(Name="Field Name")] and use it for column name if exists. Otherwise it will use the property's name.

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        public void Create()
        {
            var wb = new XLWorkbook();
            var ws = wb.Worksheets.Add("Inserting Tables");

            // From a list of strings
            var listOfStrings = new List<String>();
            listOfStrings.Add("House");
            listOfStrings.Add("Car");
            ws.Cell(1, 1).Value = "From Strings";
            ws.Cell(1, 1).AsRange().AddToNamed("Titles");
            var tableWithStrings = ws.Cell(2, 1).InsertTable(listOfStrings);

            // From a list of arrays
            var listOfArr = new List<Int32[]>();
            listOfArr.Add(new Int32[] { 1, 2, 3 });
            listOfArr.Add(new Int32[] { 1 });
            listOfArr.Add(new Int32[] { 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 });
            ws.Cell(1, 3).Value = "From Arrays";
            ws.Range(1, 3, 1, 8).Merge().AddToNamed("Titles");
            var tableWithArrays = ws.Cell(2, 3).InsertTable(listOfArr);

            // From a DataTable
            var dataTable = GetTable();
            ws.Cell(7, 1).Value = "From DataTable";
            ws.Range(7, 1, 7, 4).Merge().AddToNamed("Titles");
            var tableWithData = ws.Cell(8, 1).InsertTable(dataTable.AsEnumerable());

            // From a query
            var list = new List<Person>();
            list.Add(new Person() { Name = "John", Age = 30, House = "On Elm St."   });
            list.Add(new Person() { Name = "Mary", Age = 15, House = "On Main St."  });
            list.Add(new Person() { Name = "Luis", Age = 21, House = "On 23rd St."  });
            list.Add(new Person() { Name = "Henry", Age = 45, House = "On 5th Ave." });

            var people = from p in list
                         where p.Age >= 21
                         select new { p.Name, p.House, p.Age };

            ws.Cell(7, 6).Value = "From Query";
            ws.Range(7, 6, 7, 8).Merge().AddToNamed("Titles");
            var tableWithPeople = ws.Cell(8, 6).InsertTable(people.AsEnumerable()); 

            // Prepare the style for the titles
            var titlesStyle = wb.Style;
            titlesStyle.Font.Bold = true;
            titlesStyle.Alignment.Horizontal = XLAlignmentHorizontalValues.Center;
            titlesStyle.Fill.BackgroundColor = XLColor.Cyan;
            
            // Format all titles in one shot
            wb.NamedRanges.NamedRange("Titles").Ranges.Style = titlesStyle;

            ws.Columns().AdjustToContents();

            wb.SaveAs("InsertingTables.xlsx");
        }

        class Person
        {
            public String House { get; set; }
            public String Name { get; set; }
            public Int32 Age { get; set; }
        }

        private DataTable GetTable()
        {

            DataTable table = new DataTable();
            table.Columns.Add("Dosage", typeof(int));
            table.Columns.Add("Drug", typeof(string));
            table.Columns.Add("Patient", typeof(string));
            table.Columns.Add("Date", typeof(DateTime));

            table.Rows.Add(25, "Indocin", "David", DateTime.Now);
            table.Rows.Add(50, "Enebrel", "Sam", DateTime.Now);
            table.Rows.Add(10, "Hydralazine", "Christoff", DateTime.Now);
            table.Rows.Add(21, "Combivent", "Janet", DateTime.Now);
            table.Rows.Add(100, "Dilantin", "Melanie", DateTime.Now);
            return table;
        }

Last edited Mar 28, 2011 at 6:52 AM by MDeLeon, version 6