JavaScript Data Grid Installation

Install Handsontable through your preferred package manager, or import Handsontable's assets directly from a CDN.


To start using Handsontable, follow these steps:

1. Install Handsontable

Get Handsontable's files in your preferred way.

Using a package manager

To install Handsontable locally using a package manager, run one of these commands:

Using a CDN

To get Handsontable's files from a CDN, use the following locations:

2. Import JavaScript

Import Handsontable's JavaScript into your application.


For a more optimized build, import individual parts of Handsontable's JavaScript, using modules.

Using CommonJS or a package manager

If you're using Handsontable as a CommonJS package, or as an ECMAScript module (using a package manager), import the full distribution of Handsontable as a JavaScript file.

Use your bundler's preferred method of importing files. For example:

import Handsontable from 'handsontable';

Using the script tag

If you're using Handsontable as a traditional UMD package, import the full distribution of Handsontable as a minified JavaScript file.

Use the script tag. For example, if you're loading Handsontable's JavaScript from a CDN:

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

3. Import CSS

Import Handsontable's CSS into your application.

Using import

If your bundler allows it, you can import Handsontable's full distribution CSS file, using an import statement.

import 'handsontable/dist/handsontable.full.min.css';

You can also import Handsontable's CSS using a link tag:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" />

4. Create a container

In your HTML, add an empty div, which serves as a container for your Handsontable instance.

<div id="example"></div>

5. Initialize the grid

Now turn your container into a data grid with sample data.

const data = [
  ['', 'Tesla', 'Volvo', 'Toyota', 'Ford'],
  ['2019', 10, 11, 12, 13],
  ['2020', 20, 11, 14, 13],
  ['2021', 30, 15, 12, 13]

const container = document.querySelector('#example');
const hot = new Handsontable(container, {
  data: data,
  rowHeaders: true,
  colHeaders: true,
  height: 'auto',
  licenseKey: 'non-commercial-and-evaluation' // for non-commercial use only

Preview the result