I'm looking for a tool or some kind of framework which lets me visualize Excel data interactively on a website. (independent of the user device if possible)

I should be able to see the values when hovering over with the mouse, change the x/y axis dynamically and zoom in/out.

In the best case the chart creation should work with little to no programming experience and no babysitting by a developer (except for the website implementation). The tool www.piktochart.com has great and easy features but doesn't fit this task .

On the other hand www.chartjs.org seems to be a little too complex for a non-developer, therefore some middle-ground would be needed. Maybe some kind of javascript generator tool?

  • For data only, anything which handles Comma Spirited Values, which Excel can export. If your Excel sheet ahs formulae, things get complicated
    – Mawg
    Aug 7, 2018 at 8:38
  • "The tool www.piktochart.com has great and easy features but doesn't fit this task" ... but you are not going to tell us what & how doesn't fit? If only people would read How to Ask, we would be better able to help them
    – Mawg
    Aug 7, 2018 at 8:40

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I suggest taking a look at plot.ly which has multiple APIs including upload of excel spreadsheets.

  • There are multiple pricing plans including a free tier.
  • You can share your resulting charts with URL such as here where you can see the features that you mention.
  • Download as image files: enter image description here
  • Dozens of chart types.
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.
    – Granolaboy
    Jun 10, 2016 at 7:01

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