Integrate phpxlsx with CakePHP 3 and CakePHP 4


To run phpxlsx with CakePHP 3 and CakePHP 4 it is mandatory to use the package that supports namespaces. This package is available for Advanced and Premium licenses.

The installation of phpxlsx in a project that works with Composer can be manual or using a private repository with GitHub, Bitbucket or any other distributed version control system.

In order to use a private repository with GitHub or Bitbucket, you have to generate and use an SSH key:

To perform a manual integration just follow these easy steps:

  • 1- Copy the content of the phpxlsx package in the folder vendor/phpxlsx.
  • 2- Open the file composer.json. Add the following classmap in the autoload section:
In a CakePHP clean installation, the section should look like this:

  • 3- Update the autoloader of Composer:

Now, with these three easy steps completed, you can work with phpxlsx.

As an example, let's create a XLSX in a controller, and then save it in the webroot folder with the name output.xlsx: