How to add header row in export excel file with maatwebsite in Laravel 5.8?

By Hardik Savani | April 30, 2019 | Category : Laravel

Laravel maatwebsite/excel introduce new version 3 with new feature and code structure. If you see on quick example of maatwebsite then it will very easy to export excel or csv. but if you want add headings row with export excel file then you can do it using WithHeadings Class. So you can add export csv with headers cell maatwebsite in laravel 5.8.

I will simple show you how you can set specific header on your export excel file using maatwebsite/excel composer package. If you want to import export from scratch then you can follow this tutorial: Import Export CSV File in Laravel 5.8.

So, let's see bellow example how it is done. just follow bellow file:



namespace App\Exports;

use App\Service;

use Maatwebsite\Excel\Concerns\FromCollection;

use Maatwebsite\Excel\Concerns\WithHeadings;

class ServiceExport implements FromCollection, WithHeadings



* @return \Illuminate\Support\Collection


public function collection()


return Service::all();


public function headings(): array


return [




'Mod A',

'Mod B',





I hope it can help you...

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