Simple sample on Export to Excel using OpenXML SDK in ASP.NET

When you download the source code from to try to Excel a single cell to Excel file it is just uneasy.

I have broken a big chunk into a smaller unit to just output one value to an Excel workbook using OpenXML SDK. Below is the part of code segments that doing this.


privatevoid CreateExcelParts(SpreadsheetDocument spreadsheetDoc, string str)


  //Create a Workbook

  WorkbookPart workbookPart = spreadsheetDoc.AddWorkbookPart();


  //Create a worksheet

  Worksheet worksheet = newWorksheet() { MCAttributes = newMarkupCompatibilityAttributes() { Ignorable = “x14ac” } };





  //Create sheetviews

  SheetViews sheetViews = newSheetViews();

  SheetView sheetView = newSheetView() { WorkbookViewId = (UInt32Value)0U };

  //Create a cell or range

  Selection selection = newSelection() { ActiveCell = “A1” };

  //Append range to sheetview


  //Append sheetview to sheetviews



  int columnIndex = 0;


  SheetData sheetData = newSheetData();


  UInt32Value rowIndex = 1U;

  //Create a row

  Row row1 = newRow()


    RowIndex = rowIndex++,

    Spans = newListValue<StringValue>() { InnerText = “1:3” },

    DyDescent = 0.25D


  //Create a cell and put the value in it

  Cell cell = newCell() { CellReference = ExcelHelper.ColumnCaption.Instance.Get((Convert.ToInt32((UInt32)rowIndex) – 2), columnIndex), DataType = CellValues.String };

  CellValue cellValue = newCellValue();

  //Create a CellValue to store the value

  //Assign the value to new cell

  cellValue.Text = str;

   //Append the cellValue into cell


   //Append the cell to row


   //Append the row to sheetdata


   //Append the sheetData to worksheet


   WorksheetPart worksheetPart = workbookPart.AddNewPart<WorksheetPart>(“rId” + (101).ToString());

  //Append the worksheet into workbook

  workbookPart.WorksheetParts.ElementAt(0).Worksheet = worksheet;

  //Save the workbook





/// Creates the workbook part.


///<param name=”workbookPart”>The workbook part.</param>

privatevoid CreateWorkbookPart(WorkbookPart workbookPart)


    Workbook workbook = newWorkbook();

    Sheets sheets = newSheets();


    Sheet sheet = newSheet()


        Name = “Book” + 1,

        SheetId = Convert.ToUInt32(101),

        Id = “rId” + (101).ToString()




    CalculationProperties calculationProperties = newCalculationProperties()


        CalculationId = (UInt32Value)123456U  // some default Int32Value






    workbookPart.Workbook = workbook;



The code segment is pretty much self-explain.  

You can also download a single solution from The sample file name is GridToExcelNew.rar My MSN ID is

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