Solved

How do I export php curl results to a csv file

Posted on 2015-01-28
6
274 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-29
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!

 Please note:  (Website URL is not shown deliberately....  you would not be able to see it anyway without logging in first.)  



$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;
	}
                    
              

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:lawrence_dev
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Simon
ID: 40576380
Redirect to a file

echo $buffer2 >anyfilename.csv

Doesn't that do what you need?
0
 

Author Comment

by:lawrence_dev
ID: 40576687
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?
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Simon earned 400 total points
ID: 40576916
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);
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:Shinesh Premrajan
Shinesh Premrajan earned 100 total points
ID: 40577109
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:lawrence_dev
ID: 40577647
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!!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lawrence_dev
ID: 40577649
Excellent!!
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to use embargo Date/time in php 29 35
echo paypal data on screen 5 48
mysql date time 14 27
website maintenance mode 1 15
Generating table dynamically is the most common issue faced by php developers.... So it seems there is a need of an article that explains the basic concept of generating tables dynamically. It just requires a basic knowledge of html and little maths…
Deprecated and Headed for the Dustbin By now, you have probably heard that some PHP features, while convenient, can also cause PHP security problems.  This article discusses one of those, called register_globals.  It is a thing you do not want.  …
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn how to look for a specific file type in a local or remote server directory using PHP.

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now