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How do I export php curl results to a csv file

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How do I export the results to a csv file?      Script works fine.  If I echo $buffer2; I get 15000+ rows of data like this:  

 "1162","01/26/15","424.67","24.95","449.62","Overnight","Johnny", "Public","TX","513","1Z07109XXXXXXXXXXXX","01/26/15","116200","4820-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX", "11600"


Thanks for your help!

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$url2 = 'http://www.website.com/b2b/handleinvoicedownload.php';
	
	
	$fields = array(
	 
	    'delim'=>urlencode('csv'),
		'headerRow'=>urlencode('0'),
	    'startDate'=>urlencode('01/01/2015'),
		'endDate'=>urlencode('01/26/2015'),
		'columndata[1]'=>urlencode('orn'),
		'columndata[2]'=>urlencode('ord'),
		'columndata[3]'=>urlencode('sub'),
		'columndata[4]'=>urlencode('shc'),
		'columndata[5]'=>urlencode('tot'),
		'columndata[6]'=>urlencode('svc'),
		'columndata[7]'=>urlencode('svn'),
		'columndata[8]'=>urlencode('svs'),
		'columndata[9]'=>urlencode('pon'),
		'columndata[10]'=>urlencode('trc'),
		'columndata[11]'=>urlencode('shd'),
		'columndata[12]'=>urlencode('inv'),
		'columndata[13]'=>urlencode('td'),
		'columndata[14]'=>urlencode('null'),
		'columndata[15]'=>urlencode('null'),
		'save'=>urlencode('0'),
		'sumbit.x'=>urlencode('38'),
		'sumbit.y'=>urlencode('16')
		
		);
	


	
	//url-ify the data for the POST
	$fields_string = '';
	foreach($fields as $key=>$value) { $fields_string .= $key.'='.$value.'&'; }
	rtrim($fields_string,'&');
				
	$ch = curl_init(); // initialize curl handle
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, 1);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible;)");
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER, false);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT,7);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_REFERER, 'http://www.website.com/b2b/handleinvoicedownload.php');
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,$url2); // set url to post to
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FAILONERROR, 0);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);// allow redirects
	
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, 0);
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, 'cookie.txt');
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, 'cookie.txt');

	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,1); // return into a variable
	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 50); // times out after 50s
	curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POST,count($fields));
	curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,$fields_string);
	
	
	echo $buffer2 = curl_exec($ch); // run the whole process

	
	if(curl_exec($ch) === false)
	{
	    echo 'Curl error: ' . curl_error($ch);
	    exit;
	}
                    
              

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by:Simon
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Redirect to a file

echo $buffer2 >anyfilename.csv

Doesn't that do what you need?
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by:lawrence_dev
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Thanks for your help but I think I am missing something...

echo $buffer2 >"anyfilename.csv";  does not work

echo $buffer2 >anyfilename.csv;  does not work

How do I export this?
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Simon earned 400 total points
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I think I mis-understood the context in which you're running this.

1. open a file to write to
$foutput = fopen("yourfile.csv", "w");

2. write to the file
fwrite($foutput, $buffer2);

3. close the file
fclose($foutput);
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by:Shinesh Premrajan
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Just place these header infromation in the top of the page

header("Content-type: text/csv");
header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=file.csv");
header("Pragma: no-cache");
header("Expires: 0");


Hope This Helps
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by:lawrence_dev
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SimonAdept & shinuq,
THANK YOU for the simple answer!!  Very EASY to understand!!  

Why do some experts on EE have to make things so unnecessarily complicated with links to PHP.net and overly complicated answers???  SMH!!
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Excellent!!
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