I am a novice programmer and I searched a lot about my question but couldn't find a helpful solution or tutorial about this.
My goal is I have a PHP array and the array elements are showing in a list on the page.
I want to add an option, so that if a user wants, he/she can create a CSV file with array elements and download it.
I don't know how to do this. I have searched a lot too. But yet to find any helpful resource.
Please provide me some tutorial or solution or advice to implement it by myself. As I'm a novice please provide easy to implement solutions.
My array looks like:
Array (  => Array ( [fs_id] => 4c524d8abfc6ef3b201f489c [name] => restaurant [lat] => 40.702692 [lng] => -74.012869 [address] => new york [postalCode] => [city] => NEW YORK [state] => ny [business_type] => BBQ Joint [url] => ) )
You can use the built in fputcsv() for your arrays to generate correct csv lines from your array, so you will have to loop over and collect the lines, like this:
To make the browsers offer the "Save as" dialog, you will have to send HTTP headers like this (see more about this header in the rfc):
Putting it all together:
And you can use it like this:
Instead of the
php://memoryyou can also use the
php://outputfor the file descriptor and do away with the seeking and such: