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Initiates the Excel export. Also fires the excelExport event.

Calling this method could trigger the browser built-in popup blocker in some cases. To avoid that, always call it as a response to an end-user action e.g. button click.

Example - manually initiate Excel export

<button id="export">Export to Excel</button>
<div id="grid"></div>
  columns: [
    { field: "name" },
    { field: "age" }
  dataSource: [
      { name: "Jane Doe", age: 30 },
      { name: "John Doe", age: 33 }
$("#export").click(function(e) {
    var grid = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid");
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