Sean Feeney
Architect of the digital age

Generate CSV file from MySQL query using PHP

8 February 2007

This is an improvement upon the following two sources:

<br></br>// CSV Output Generation<br></br>  function arrayToCSV($data)<br></br>  {<br></br>   $csv = implode(',', array_keys($data[0]));<br></br>   $csv .= ',';<br></br>   for ($i = 0; $i < count($data); $i++) {<br></br>    $csv .= implode(',', $data[$i]);<br></br>    $csv .= ',';<br></br>   }<br></br>   return $csv;<br></br>  }<br></br>  $rarray = array();<br></br>  for($x = 0 ; $x < mysql_num_rows($result) ; $x++){<br></br>   $row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result);<br></br>   // Fields<br></br>   $dt = $row['DateTime'];<br></br>   $ct = $row['Case_Type'];<br></br>   $svp = $row['SVP_Rating'];<br></br>   $ab = $row['Abstract'];<br></br>   $rarray[$x] = (<br></br>   array<br></br>    (<br></br>    'DateTime' => "$dt",<br></br>    'Case_Type' => "$ct",<br></br>    'SVP_Rating' => "$svp",<br></br>    'Abstract' => "$ab"<br></br>    )<br></br>   );<br></br>  }<br></br>  header( "Content-type: application/octet-stream" );<br></br>  header( "Content-disposition: attachment; filename=POD-searchResults-".date("Y-m-d").".csv" );<br></br>  $buffer = trim( arrayToCSV( $rarray) );<br></br>  echo $buffer;<br></br>

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