# 🚀 5 minute quick start

    💪 Create an export class in app/Exports

    You may do this by using the make:export command.

    php artisan make:export UsersExport --model=User
    
    1

    The file can be found in app/Exports:

    . ├── app │   ├── Exports │   │   ├── UsersExport.php │  └── composer.json

    If you prefer to create the export manually, you can create the following in app/Exports:

    <?php
    
    namespace App\Exports;
    
    use App\User;
    use Maatwebsite\Excel\Concerns\FromCollection;
    
    class UsersExport implements FromCollection
    {
        public function collection()
        {
            return User::all();
        }
    }
    
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14

    🔥 In your controller you can call this export now:

    <?php
    
    namespace App\Http\Controllers;
    
    use App\Exports\UsersExport;
    use Maatwebsite\Excel\Facades\Excel;
    
    class UsersController extends Controller 
    {
        public function export() 
        {
            return Excel::download(new UsersExport, 'users.xlsx');
        }
    }
    
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    11
    12
    13
    14

    And finally add a route to be able to access the export:

    Route::get('users/export/', 'UsersController@export');
    
    1

    📄 Find your users.xlsx in your downloads folder!