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  • Nicolaas
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    213 Posts

    outputting a table as csv Link to this post


    Today I had one of these moments, where I really enjoyed using silverstripe... I used simple php and it seemed to work seemlessly with silverstripe.

    I added the following function to a page controller:

    function ExportDetails() {
    if(Permission::check('ADMIN')) {
    $result = mysql_query("SHOW COLUMNS FROM Mytable");
    $select = 'SELECT ';
    while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
    $out .= $row["Field"].", ";
    $select .= $row["Field"].", ";
    $rowFieldNames[] = $row["Field"];
    $out .= "ID\r\n";
    $select .= " ID FROM Mytable";
    $result = mysql_query($select);
    while($dataRow = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
    foreach($rowFieldNames as $key=>$value) {
    $out .= ''.str_replace(",", "[comma]", $dataRow[$value]).', ';
    $out .= $row["ID"]."\r\n";
    header("Content-Type: application/txt");
    HTTPResponse::addHeader("Content-disposition", "RegistrationsOn".date("Y-m-d").".csv");
    print $out;
    else {
    Security::permissionFailure($this, 'You must be logged in.');

    and all I had to do is to add "ExportDetails" after the url and it works (e.g. mypage/ExportDetails gives the csv output. The only line that does not work is HTTPResponse::addHeader("Content-disposition", "RegistrationsOn".date("Y-m-d").".csv"); - it gives ExportDetails as filename. How can I change this.

    I also still have to use the dataobject to retrieve the data rather than good old mysql_query (I just love writing my own sql).

    Thank you


  • Sean
    Forum Moderator
    921 Posts

    Re: outputting a table as csv Link to this post

    Hi there,

    If you're using a TableListField, or a sub-class of, you can use something like this:

    $table = new TableListField();

    ... // do stuff

    $table->setPermissions(array('export', 'delete', 'print'));

    'export' allows CSV exports out of the box in TableListField and sub-classes.

    For more information, see the documentation for it here: http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=tablelistfield#export


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