Solvedsheetjs how to set the automatic width?

Hello, use it for the first time. I don't know how to set the col width. The content is hidden

17 Answers

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Please see my solution

  1. get maximum width from the json data
  2. set column width
let objectMaxLength = []; 
    for (let i = 0; i < json.length; i++) {
      let value = <any>Object.values(json[i]);
      for (let j = 0; j < value.length; j++) {
        if (typeof value[j] == "number") {
          objectMaxLength[j] = 10;
        } else {
          objectMaxLength[j] =
            objectMaxLength[j] >= value[j].length
              ? objectMaxLength[j]
              : value[j].length;

    var wscols = [
      { width: objectMaxLength[0] },  // first column
      { width: objectMaxLength[1] }, // second column
      { width: objectMaxLength[2] }, //...
      { width: objectMaxLength[3] }, 
      { width: objectMaxLength[4] },
      { width: objectMaxLength[5] }, 
      { width: objectMaxLength[6] }, 
      { width: objectMaxLength[7] }, 
      { width: objectMaxLength[8] },
      { width: objectMaxLength[9] }

    const worksheet: XLSX.WorkSheet = XLSX.utils.json_to_sheet(json);
    worksheet["!cols"] = wscols;

Other Answers:

Creds: @chenlitchian + @dave-wind

This is esp useful when you are user header option that will change the order of your cols. (Please note this is typescript. Just remove the types from fun-args).

I ended up using:

  private autofitColumns(json: any[], worksheet: XLSX.WorkSheet, header?: string[]) {

    const jsonKeys = header ? header : Object.keys(json[0]);

    let objectMaxLength = []; 
    for (let i = 0; i < json.length; i++) {
      let value = json[i];
      for (let j = 0; j < jsonKeys.length; j++) {
        if (typeof value[jsonKeys[j]] == "number") {
          objectMaxLength[j] = 10;
        } else {

          const l = value[jsonKeys[j]] ? value[jsonKeys[j]].length : 0;

          objectMaxLength[j] =
            objectMaxLength[j] >= l
              ? objectMaxLength[j]
              : l;

      let key = jsonKeys;
      for (let j = 0; j < key.length; j++) {
        objectMaxLength[j] =
          objectMaxLength[j] >= key[j].length
            ? objectMaxLength[j]
            : key[j].length;

    const wscols = => { return { width: w} });

    worksheet["!cols"] = wscols;


You can set the width of a column doing this

let newSheet = utils.json_to_sheet(yourData)
newSheet['!cols'].push({ width: 20 })

I created a library that does it automatically and uses this xlsx library, check out json-as-xlsx

@chenlitchian i've edited your code for complete autofit with values (your versione) and headers

		for (let i = 0; i < json.length; i++) {
		let value = <any>Object.values(json[i]);
		for (let j = 0; j < value.length; j++) {
			if (typeof value[j] == "number") {
				objectMaxLength[j] = 10;
			} else {
				objectMaxLength[j] =
					objectMaxLength[j] >= value[j].length
						? objectMaxLength[j]
						: value[j].length;
		let key = <any>Object.keys(json[i]);
		for (let j = 0; j < key.length; j++) {
			objectMaxLength[j] =
				objectMaxLength[j] >= key[j].length
					? objectMaxLength[j]
					: key[j].length;

for those just passing a worksheet i found this to be the fasted way to get an autofit (using the lodash range function)

export function autofitColumns(worksheet: WorkSheet) {
  let objectMaxLength: ColInfo[] = [];
  const [startLetter, endLetter] = worksheet['!ref']?.replace(/\d/, '').split(':')!;
  const ranges = range(startLetter.charCodeAt(0), endLetter.charCodeAt(0) + 1);
  ranges.forEach((c) => {
    const cell = String.fromCharCode(c);
    const cellLength = worksheet[`${cell}1`].v.length + 1;
    objectMaxLength.push({ width: cellLength });
  worksheet['!cols'] = objectMaxLength;

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