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Export data to excel on Zend Framework
<?php
class IndexController extends Zend_Controller_Action
{
public function exportXlsAction()
{
set_time_limit( 0 );
$model = new Default_Model_SomeModel();
$data = $model->getData();
$filename = APPLICATION_PATH . "/tmp/excel-" . date( "m-d-Y" ) . ".xls";
$realPath = realpath( $filename );
if ( false === $realPath )
{
touch( $filename );
chmod( $filename, 0777 );
}
$filename = realpath( $filename );
$handle = fopen( $filename, "w" );
$finalData = array();
foreach ( $data AS $row )
{
$finalData[] = array(
utf8_decode( $row["col1"] ), // For chars with accents.
utf8_decode( $row["col2"] ),
utf8_decode( $row["col3"] ),
);
}
foreach ( $finalData AS $finalRow )
{
fputcsv( $handle, $finalRow, "\t" );
}
fclose( $handle );
$this->_helper->layout->disableLayout();
$this->_helper->viewRenderer->setNoRender();
$this->getResponse()->setRawHeader( "Content-Type: application/vnd.ms-excel; charset=UTF-8" )
->setRawHeader( "Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=excel.xls" )
->setRawHeader( "Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary" )
->setRawHeader( "Expires: 0" )
->setRawHeader( "Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0" )
->setRawHeader( "Pragma: public" )
->setRawHeader( "Content-Length: " . filesize( $filename ) )
->sendResponse();
readfile( $filename ); exit();
}
}
@ghost

ghost commented Sep 5, 2013

Thanks for the code, I think deleting this temporary file will be a good idea, before we exit.

readfile( $filename ); 
unlink($filename);
exit();

Harrrrry commented Mar 3, 2016

Not working for me

Use this method in the your custom library that is being autoloader namespaces and then call in the zend controller method it will work fine:
static function exportCsv($csvName,$csv_array)
{
// Original PHP code by Chirp Internet: www.chirp.com.au
// Please acknowledge use of this code by including this header.
$data=$csv_array;
// $data = array(
// array("firstname" => "Mary", "lastname" => "Johnson", "age" => 25),
// array("firstname" => "Amanda", "lastname" => "Miller", "age" => 18),
// array("firstname" => "James", "lastname" => "Brown", "age" => 31),
// array("firstname" => "Patricia", "lastname" => "Williams", "age" => 7),
// array("firstname" => "Michael", "lastname" => "Davis", "age" => 43),
// array("firstname" => "Sarah", "lastname" => "Miller", "age" => 24),
// array("firstname" => "Patrick", "lastname" => "Miller", "age" => 27)
// );
// filename for download
$filename = $csvName.".csv";
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="$filename"");
header("Content-Type: text/csv");
$out = fopen("php://output", 'w');
$flag = false;
foreach($data as $row) {
if(!$flag) {
// display field/column names as first row
fputcsv($out, array_keys($row), ',', '"');
$flag = true;
}
array_walk($row, 'cleanData');
fputcsv($out, array_values($row), ',', '"');
}
fclose($out);
exit;
}
function cleanData(&$str)
{
if($str == 't') $str = 'TRUE';
if($str == 'f') $str = 'FALSE';
if(preg_match("/^0/", $str) || preg_match("/^+?\d{8,}$/", $str) || preg_match("/^\d{4}.\d{1,2}.\d{1,2}/", $str)) {
$str = "'$str";
}
if(strstr($str, '"')) $str = '"' . str_replace('"', '""', $str) . '"';
}

anuluvi commented May 9, 2017

Its is giving me "Action Helper by name Layout not found" error? any solution?
I am new to Zend Framwork 1.2.

It generates excel file but when open directely it generates non english content like damage file.what i should do?

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