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  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 04 Oct, 2021

The addFormat() function is an inbuilt function in PHP | Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer which is used to set the format of a spreadsheet.

Syntax: 

Workbook::&addFormat( $properties = array() )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $properties which accepts the array value. In order to set various formats, we use their corresponding functions like setBold() for Bold, setBorder() for borders, and many other functions.

Example 1:  

PHP




<?php
 
require_once 'Spreadsheet/Excel/Writer.php';
 
// Add Workbook
$workbook = new Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer();
 
// Add Format to spreadsheet
$format_bold =& $workbook->addFormat();
 
// Set Bold Format
$format_bold->setBold();
 
// Add Worksheet to Spreadsheet
$worksheet =& $workbook->addWorksheet();
 
$format_bold->setBorder(2);
 
// Write to Worksheet
$worksheet->write(0, 0, "Details of GeeksforGeeks
                     Contributors", $format_bold);
$worksheet->write(1, 0, "Author", $format_bold);
$worksheet->write(1, 1, "User Handle", $format_bold);
$worksheet->write(2, 0, "Sarthak");
$worksheet->write(2, 1, "sarthak_ishu11");
 
// Send .xlsx file to header
$workbook->send('test.xls');
 
// Close Workbook Object
$workbook->close();
?>

Output: 

Example 2:  

PHP




<?php
 
require_once 'Spreadsheet/Excel/Writer.php';
 
// Add Workbook
$workbook = new Spreadsheet_Excel_Writer();
 
// Add Format to spreadsheet
$format_border =& $workbook->addFormat();
 
// Add Worksheet to Spreadsheet
$worksheet =& $workbook->addWorksheet();
 
// Set and Add Border Width
$format_border->setBorder(2);
 
// Set and Add Color to Border
$format_border->setBorderColor('red');
 
// Write to Worksheet
$worksheet->write(0, 0, "Details of GeeksforGeeks
                      Contributors", $format_bold);
$worksheet->write(1, 0, "Author", $format_border);
$worksheet->write(1, 1, "User Handle", $format_border);
$worksheet->write(2, 0, "Sarthak");
$worksheet->write(2, 1, "sarthak_ishu11");
 
// Send .xlsx file to header
$workbook->send('test.xls');
 
// Close Workbook Object
$workbook->close();
?>

Output: 

Reference: https://pear.php.net/manual/en/package.fileformats.spreadsheet-excel-writer.intro-format.php
 


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