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Subject:Output to Browser
Summary:A new method to send generated xls file to browser
Messages:2
Author:Jim Katz
Date:2010-04-29 20:13:53
Update:2012-01-05 15:54:21
 

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Jim Katz
2010-04-29 20:13:53
I added this method to output my XLS file to the browser:
function output(){
$this->fp = @fopen($this->fileName,"r");
$this->buffer = fread($this->fp,filesize($this->fileName));
header('Content-Type: application/xls');
if(headers_sent())
echo ('Some data has already been output to browser, can\'t send XLS file');
header('Content-Length: '.strlen($this->buffer));
header('Content-disposition: inline; filename="'.$this->fileName.'"');
fclose($this->fp);
unlink($this->fileName);
echo $this->buffer;
}

$this->fileName is assigned in the constructor.
I call $this->output() after the call to fclose in the close method. To clean up the server I call unlink.

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Geoff Stacey
2012-01-05 15:54:21 - In reply to message 1 from Jim Katz
I am quite new to php. What is the code that you put into the calling php? I tried

$this->filename;
$this->output();

but get an error in the first line:

Fatal error: Using $this when not in object context in...