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Hello,
  I have data in an HTML table. I would like to read the data in the table and download it in a CSV format .

Basically, the table has a check box. name and address and download button. When the download button is press I would like to read the data in the selected row and force an http download of the file.  

Thanks for your help
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Question by:SiemensSEN
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by:Chris Stanyon
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You can't do this with javascript - you would need to use a server-side script, such as PHP.

When the download button is pressed, you would need to send your data, using Javascript / AJAX to a script on the server. That script would create the file, and then send back any info (filename /path etc.) back into Javascript, where you could then handle it however you like
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by:SiemensSEN
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Ok,

So, the procedure is:

JavaScript
-- Loop thru the table
-- construct a CSV string
-- use ajax and pass the CSV string to the server script

Server
-- Create a file with CSVString content
-- then force the HTTP download.

Thanks
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Chris Stanyon earned 2000 total points
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Yeah, pretty much, although you say you only want to send the selected row, so there should be no need to loop through the table.

You'll probably also find it easier to build the CSV string on the server-side. I know PHP has some useful CSV functions, such as fputcsv() - it takes a file pointer and an array, converts the array into a CSV string and writes it to a file - easy :)

In that case you'd just pass your individual values to the server using one of the jQuery ajax functions - ajax(), post() etc.
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