I am writing a PHP script that pulls data from a MySQL table and converts it into an Excel spreadsheet. This process functions correctly -- I can output it as a downloadable file to the user's browser.
Now, the final step is what I am having trouble with. Instead of outputting the the browser, this script needs to SAVE the data as an excel file on the web server. The script will be run nightly as a cron job.
I am attaching a code snippet that shows how I am combining the headers and the data ($data) for the output.
Instead of outputting to the browser, how can I output to a saved file on the server? Thanks!
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=Beta_Product_Master_Table.xls");