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Subject:IE 6 and 7 unable to download generated xls
Summary:IE 6 and 7 unable to download generated xls
Messages:10
Author:argo naut
Date:2007-02-23 13:32:04
Update:2011-04-07 18:24:37
 

  1. IE 6 and 7 unable to download generated xls   Reply   Report abuse  
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argo naut
2007-02-23 13:32:04
Opera and Mozilla generate and download just fine. IE (tried 6 and 7) throw message:
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Internet Explorer cannot download index.php?pid=download from www.mysite.com
Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.
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Do you have ideas what is the reason IE cant get the file from stream?

  2. Re: IE 6 and 7 unable to download generated xls   Reply   Report abuse  
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Diego Velázquez
2007-04-04 01:49:24 - In reply to message 1 from argo naut
I had the same problem.

Use this headers:

header ("Content-type: application/x-msexcel");
header ("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\"" . basename($export_file) . "\"" );
readfile($export_file);
exit;

  3. Re: IE 6 and 7 unable to download generated xls   Reply   Report abuse  
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Kufa
2008-03-13 14:34:20 - In reply to message 2 from Diego Velázquez
I am using those headers and still get the errors.

Any ideas.

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Daniel Acosta
2008-06-21 16:46:38 - In reply to message 3 from Kufa
just reload your apache server...

  5. Re: IE 6 and 7 unable to download generated xls   Reply   Report abuse  
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Michal
2008-07-22 16:41:56 - In reply to message 1 from argo naut
Use this code:

header("Pragma: public");
header("Expires: 0");
header("Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0");
header("Content-Type: application/force-download");
header("Content-Type: application/octet-stream");
header("Content-Type: application/download");
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=".basename($export_file).";");
header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary");
header("Content-Length: ".filesize($export_file));
readfile($export_file);
exit;

  6. Re: IE 6 and 7 unable to download generated xls   Reply   Report abuse  
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doug
2009-06-29 17:10:50 - In reply to message 1 from argo naut
I had the same issue. Solved it...the details are in this blog post: http://www.dougboude.com/blog/1/2009/06/Disappearing-IE-Popup-Window-During-SaveOpen-Dialog.cfm

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John Huseinovic
2009-08-18 07:03:24 - In reply to message 3 from Kufa
easy answer...

all the code headers and everything else the other guys said is 100% correct... only problem in IE is; it won't allow BUTTONS to activate the download... so you need to convert it to a <a href=...> link.

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John Ralph
2009-11-04 03:25:31 - In reply to message 5 from Michal
I'm using the headers as suggested. IE pops up the warning banner about downloading a file, but the file never downloads.

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John Ralph
2009-11-04 03:28:08 - In reply to message 8 from John Ralph
I inserted the header statements suggested by argo naut. IE no longer throws errors, but I never get the file downloaded...even though the IE warning banner tells me the site is trying to download a file. Probably some obscure setting in IE, but can't find it.

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André Weiss
2011-04-07 18:24:37 - In reply to message 9 from John Ralph
$file = "name_of_file.xls";

header("Pragma: public");
header("Expires: 0");
header("Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0");
header("Content-Type: application/force-download");
header("Content-Type: application/octet-stream");
header("Content-Type: application/download");
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=".basename($file).";");
header("Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary");
header("Content-Length: ".filesize($file));

Work´s fine! =))