Export / Download files

Belich allows you to download the current Resource (from your Model) in the following formats: csv, xls and xlsx. The download is done from the View index of each Resource.

Among the download options we have, we can find:

  • The format.
  • If we want to download all, or only the selected fields.

Driver configuration

Belich, allows you to use various drivers. By Default it uses FastExcel.

To configure the driver, you must do it from the configuration file, located at:


In it you will find the following code:

| Export file (xls, xlsx, csv) from supported drivers
| Belich has support for:
| @Driver: Fast Excel
| @Github: https://github.com/rap2hpoutre/fast-excel
| @value: 'fast-excel'
'export' => [
    'driver' => 'fast-excel',

If nothing is indicated, all the columns in the table will be downloaded using a Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Collection. If what we want is to determine which columns we want to download, we can indicate it from the Model, adding the method download():

namespace App;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class MyModel extends Model
     * The table columns that will be exported to the file.
     * @var array
    public function download(): array
        return [


Currently, the supported drivers are:

  • fast-excel.
  • maatwebsite (In development, there is currently an error with the package ...).

And finally, in the Resource that you want to be downloadable, you will have to add the following code:

 * @var bool
public static $downloable = true;