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Can I make this into a link as opposed to a forced download?

Posted on 2014-10-29
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I've made my CSV file and it is pristine, but rather than this:

$filename="results.csv";
header('Content-type:application/csv');
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename='.$filename);
echo $output;

I want to make "results.csv" a link as opposed to a forced download.

How?
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Question by:brucegust
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by:Chris Watson
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Remove this line.

header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename='.$filename);

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S. Rahul Bose earned 250 total points
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Since the header has been set and it is echoed right at the beginning, you cannot add a link later on in the script.  This is because the server has already told your browser that a csv is going to arrive and not html.  Since link is part of html, your intended purpose cannot be achieved.

Instead, you could have a process_results.php file which contains the code you mentioned, and link process_results.php, which in turn will let your users to download results.csv.
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by:Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin earned 250 total points
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Making it a 'link' means it will display in the browser.  That is not a good way to download it especially if it is a large file.
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by:brucegust
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I kind of figured I as barking up the wrong tree, but wanted to have it confirmed so I wasn't wasting time.

Thanks!
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