Angular – ui-grid – Programmatically Trigger Download of CSV/PDF File

September 19, 2015

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Hi guys, here’s a quick tip for programmatically triggering a download of csv or pdf file.

Code example:


<div ng-controller="MainCtrl">
<div ui-grid="gridOptions" ui-grid-selection ui-grid-exporter class="grid"></div>
<button ng-click="downloadCSV()">Download CSV</button>
<button ng-click="downloadPDF()">Download PDF</button>


Inside your controller you need to use gridApi object and call the exporter object who has the the csvExport function and pdfExport function, both function accept 2 string arguments, ‘rowTypes’ and ‘colTypes’ :

Public Api for exporter feature

$scope.downloadCSV = function(){

scope.downloadPDF = function(){

Live example:


good luck 🙂

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  1. Al DynakJanuary 15, 2018 ב 21:48

    You can also set a configuration to suppress columns in the export by setting this gridOption:
    exporterSuppressColumns: [‘columnName1′,’columnName2’]

    Suppose that you have a column that has a ‘delete’ button. You don’t want to print that, do you?