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I recently had a requirement to “export” data shown in a table on a web page to an Excel file. In a normal situation I’d do something server-side to generate an Excel file with the necessary data, but unfortunately this situation was not a normal. The project I was working on did not have a server-side component – it was completely client-side code – so I couldn’t just create an Excel file. The solution I came up with was to provide a way for the users to copy the required data to their clipboard and they could then paste it into an Excel document. Read more