Import Export CSV/EXCEL File In Laravel

WebSolutionStuff | May-19-2020 | Categories : Laravel

Today I will show you how to implement/install the import/export package in laravel. We will simply create import data to CSV, Xls file, and also we can import data to the database using CSV file in laravel 7 application.

Using this example we can easily import-export and download the excel & CSV file from the database using the maatwebsite/excel composer package. And we will see how to import and export CSV/EXCEL file laravel 6/7. maatwebsite/excel provide an easy way to import and export using a database model. 

So let's start to see the import-export CSV/EXCEL file in laravel.

 Step 1: Create new project in laravel 

We are creating a new project set up for this example, So create a new project using the below command.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel import_export



 Step 2: Database Setup

In the second step, we will configure the database for the example database name, username, password, etc for our example in laravel. So open the .env file and fill in all details like as bellow: 

DB_DATABASE=database name(import_export_demo)
DB_USERNAME=database username(root)
DB_PASSWORD=database password(NULL)


Step 3: Install Package

Now, we are going to install the Maatwebsite package using the below command.\

composer require maatwebsite/excel

After that, you need to add providers and alias in your project's config/app.php file

'providers' => [
'aliases' => [ 
  'Excel' => Maatwebsite\Excel\Facades\Excel::class,



 Step 4: Create Some Dummy Records Using Tinker

After adding aliases and providers are adding some dummy records in database using the below command.

php artisan tinker

factory(App\User::class, 200)->create();


 Step 5: Create New Route

Now in this step, we are creating a new route for this example in this path routes/web.php

Route::get('import_export', '[email protected]');
Route::post('import', '[email protected]');
Route::get('export', '[email protected]');


Step 6: Add Controller

Create the Import_Export_Controller using the following command.

php artisan make:controller Import_Export_Controller

After running this command we need to add the below code in this controller.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Exports\ExportUsers;
use App\Imports\ImportUsers;
use Maatwebsite\Excel\Facades\Excel;

class Import_Export_Controller extends Controller
     public function importExport()
       return view('import');

    public function export() 
        return Excel::download(new ExportUsers, 'users.xlsx');

    public function import() 
        Excel::import(new ImportUsers, request()->file('file'));
        return back();



Step 7: Create Import Class

Now, we will create the import class using the below command.

php artisan make:import ImportUsers --model=User

After running this command you will find ImportUsers.php in this path app\Imports\ImportUsers.php add the below code in this file.


namespace App\Imports;

use App\User;
use Maatwebsite\Excel\Concerns\ToModel;

class ImportUsers implements ToModel
    * @param array $row
    * @return \Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model|null
    public function model(array $row)
        return new User([
            'name'     => $row[0],
            'email'    => $row[1],


Step 8: Create Export Class

Now, we will create the export class using the below command.

php artisan make:export ExportUsers --model=User

After running this command you will find ExportUsers.php in this path app\Export\ExportUsers.php add the below code in this file.


namespace App\Exports;

use App\User;
use Maatwebsite\Excel\Concerns\FromCollection;

class ExportUsers implements FromCollection
    * @return \Illuminate\Support\Collection

    public function collection()
        return User::all();



Step 9: Create Blade File for View

Now create import.blade.php file for view in this path resources/views/import.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <title>Laravel 7 Import Export Excel & CSV file example tutorial - Websolutionstuff</title>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
  <script src=""></script>
  <script src=""></script>
<div class="container">
	<h3>Laravel 7 Import Export Excel & CSV file example</h3>
	<form action="{{ url('import') }}" method="POST" name="importform"
		<div class="form-group">
			<label for="file">File:</label>
			<input id="file" type="file" name="file" class="form-control">
		<div class="form-group">
			<a class="btn btn-info" href="{{ url('export') }}">Export File</a>
		<button class="btn btn-success">Import File</button>

 Now, We have all completed our code So, it's time to run this project...

So Copy the below command and run in the terminal.

php artisan serve

And finally, you can run this project on your browser. 



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