The MarkLogic Sample Authoring App for Excel® creates a rich example of the type of application developers can build using the MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel® by giving them the ability to identify sections of content and relate custom metadata with these document components. Authors can use the application to manage and edit their metadata, as well as search and reuse existing components from Excel documents saved in MarkLogic. Any components re-used that have associated metadata, will retain their metadata in new documents.

With the Sample Authoring Application for Excel you can:

  • Enrich Excel workbooks by tagging workbooks, worksheets, and worksheet components
  • Associate custom metadata with those identified components and edit
  • Search those identified components once saved in MarkLogic Server
  • Reuse components, including macros, from workbooks saved in MarkLogic Server within the workbook being authored while retaining all associated metadata across documents

The MarkLogic Sample Authoring App for Excel® is built using the MarkLogic Toolkit for Excel® and is just one example of a type of content application you can build using the Toolkit and MarkLogic Server.

The MarkLogic Sample Authoring App for Excel is distributed as an open source project sponsored by MarkLogic. Under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license, you are free to inspect and change the code to suit your needs. We encourage you to contribute enhancements and bug fixes back for the benefit of the entire community. For more information about this toolkit or how to contribute please contact

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