downloading my database as a excel or text document

Posted on 2007-11-15
Last Modified: 2008-01-08
I have a basic database user id, name, address, age. I want my user to go to www.myurl/download.php and download a copy of the database as a text or excel file in rows.

Is this possible?


Question by:roscoeh23
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Author Comment

ID: 20289875
this juut outputs it to the screen.

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dansoto earned 500 total points
ID: 20289942
You can try this then and just link to this script:

header("Content-type: application/octet-stream");
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=filename.xls");
header("Pragma: no-cache");
header("Expires: 0");
@mysql_select_db($database) or die("Unable to select database");
$select = "SELECT * FROM db";
$export = mysql_query($select);
$count = mysql_num_fields($export);
for ($i = 0; $i < $count; $i++) {
$header .= mysql_field_name($export, $i)."\t";
while($row = mysql_fetch_row($export)) {
$line = '';
foreach($row as $value) {
if ((!isset($value)) OR ($value == "")) {
$value = "\t";
} else {
$value = str_replace('"', '""', $value);
$value = '"' . $value . '"' . "\t";
$line .= $value;
$data .= trim($line)."\n";
$data = str_replace("\r", "", $data);
if ($data == "") {
$data = "\n(0) Records Found!\n";
print "$header\n$data";

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