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Core Enhancements, Data Reports

jDBexport allows you to deliver data from your databases (JOOMLA and others) directly to your users. Write any valid SQL query in the administration of this component and combine such queries into multiple Excel worksheets/workbooks. The query is executed when a user clicks the downloadlink (frontend or backend) and the current result of the query is delivered to the user as a downloadable Excel file.

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Main features:
- create data reports in various formats (xlsx, xls, csv, html, pdf, json) from your web database
- individualise these reports with variable substition or parameters entered by the user
- format these reports with colors, fonts, backgrounds, images, headers and footers, borders and more
- deliver these reports regularly and fully automatically to your users, utilising our sophisticated scheduler
- or let users request these reports online or in the background
- include virtually any accessible database - local or remote - into your reports (MySQL, MS-SQL, ORACLE, DB2, INGRES, SAP MaxDB, PostgreSQL, Firebird and others)
- check the validity of your SQL query on-the-fly (AJAX-driven) while preparing the worksheet
- jDBexport is translated in many languages (you can help us here...)

-jDBexport comes with a set of additional tools (frontend and backend module for easy access to your workbooks, datagrid and datafield plugin to embed worksheets or a single cell from a worksheet into any Joomla content, support for additional Truetype fonts in PDF creation)

and many other features

jDBexport was originally forked from the well known (Joomla 1.5 data reports) extension SQL2Excel (actually SQL 2 Excel Pro).

For helping with the translation of jDBexport into your own language, please visit or translation project at TRANSIFEX.com.

For more details, please visit our website at

I am using this extension for over two years now, it has a bit of a learning curve, but after you get it, it really produces rich excels, which we use in a professional environment. Support request got answered in now time in the forum, even some skype consolidation was possible. So if you need enriched excels exported from your DB, not only plain csv's, this is the component you need. Don't know of a better one for the job.

I work with my report that is littlebit unusual taken from Fabrik My report shown user ID in stead of Name and Surename I call support problem has been found and fixed durring a call, Wisch all companies to have such support.

I needed to extract several data from our site at regular interval to provide our key stakeholders with relevant informations.

I was able to arrange complex excel workbooks, update them very day and send them to the right user automatically.

The documentation should be improved but I have been always able to understand what to do with the support of the developer.

This is really a precious component.

Many thanks to Rüdiger.

I used the previous version of this component and was disapointed when it was discontinued. This new forked version is still as good. I use it on an intranet site for mining data from other extensions. You do need to know SQL in order to write the queries, but to be honest, I use a graphical SQL query tool, then paste the resulting query into JDBExport and voila!

I also have scheduled exports running weekly that email the spreadsheets and downloadable reports on the site with user set parameters. all working with no issues. I will certainly be looking at the J3 version when it comes to upgrading my sites.

I purchased this extension because I had a need to create some report based on data I had captured from a custom form on my joomla site. I tried other extensions to do this based on pure SQL queries but that wouldn't work due to how my tables were structured in the MySQL database for my site. I then purchased and installed this extension and am amazed with its capabilities. By combining the regular SQL queries and leveraging Excel to create multiple worksheets and utilize standard excel functions, I was able to create extremely detailed reports, exactly as I needed them all from a single MySQL table.

Along the way I have run into a few bumps but between the support forum and direct email contact with the developer, Ruediger, all of my issues have been resolved in lightning quick fashion. I normally don't write reviews but felt the need to here simply because of the truly 1st class support I have received on this extension.

This extension is pretty good (part which is working good).

However I have had some issues with this extension and I request support for it.

As first, reaction time of developer is very slow. Further I build a test site to show my problem and make possible to developer to test there. He did not do anything.

So I tried to get appropriate support for a year long, but without success.

Because my issue is not resolved I can not use this extension on my production site and is useless for me.

For me - pure waste of money.

The ability to generate reports - by administrators or end users - elevates Joomla! from a browser facility to an information system. In 1.5 the SQL2EXCEL product did the job. jDBexport recreates and improves the earlier one. The developer is very responsive to solving problems and receptive to suggestions for improvement. Top of the line!

Great component

Posted on 13 October 2013

This a great port of the old SQL2Excel and it delivers. I had a minor problem that was solved with more than one solution in a very timely manner. Anyone with a site with members or database records that need to be exported for use have to have this. I'm shocked that CBSubs or similar don't offer it built-in. This is what you need for your clients (or yourself) who need front end (or backend, of course) capabilities with user lists. Fantastic.

I had the 1.5 only SQL 2 Excel version from another developer on a site.

Moving to 2.5 I found this. Installed it, fast and easy configuration, copied over the code from SQL 2 Excel and presto, instant conversion, 100% compatible. Could not be easier.

This gives you huge flexibility in creating reports from tables. You'll find it replaces a lot of coding if you think of ways to present detail data to users.

Waste of money

Posted on 28 August 2013

Paid for this extension. Installed as you would with any extension. Immediately the Joomla admin panel began to throw a 500 error when accessing this component. Cannot configure, cannot use and author does not respond to messages nor offer a refund.

Owner's reply: Dear goldleviathan,
It seems as if you are trying to install jDBexport Version 3.0.3 on a JOOMLA 3.x system - as our product is not (yet) compatible with this version of JOOMLA, this is not a question of "not functioning software" but rather of prerequirements for the software that are not met on your system. You left our email from august 13 unanswered for more than two weeks - and claiming now that we do not respond is simply not true. I hope we can find a mutual solution for this dispute (by email, not here in the forum of course).


Schultz IT Solutions
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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