dakota/cake-excel

CakePHP excel generator

v2.0.1 2016-07-18 08:37 UTC

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A plugin to generate Excel files with CakePHP.

Requirements

  • CakePHP 3.x
  • PHP 5.4.16 or greater
  • Patience

Installation

[Using Composer]

composer require dakota/cake-excel

Enable plugin

Load the plugin in your app's config/bootstrap.php file:

Plugin::load('CakeExcel', ['bootstrap' => true, 'routes' => true]);

Usage

First, you'll want to setup extension parsing for the xlsx extension. To do so, you will need to add the following to your config/routes.php file:

Router::extensions('xlsx');

Next, we'll need to add a viewClassMap entry to your Controller. You can place the following in your AppController:

public $components = [
    'RequestHandler' => [
        'viewClassMap' => [
            'xlsx' => 'CakeExcel.Excel',
        ],
    ]
];

Each application must have an xlsx layout. The following is a barebones layout that can be placed in src/Template/Layout/xlsx/default.ctp:

<?= $this->fetch('content') ?>

Finally, you can link to the current page with the .xlsx extension. This assumes you've created an xlsx/index.ctp file in your particular controller's template directory:

$this->Html->link('Excel file', ['_ext' => 'xlsx']);

Inside your view file you will have access to the PHPExcel library with $this->PhpExcel. Please see the PHPExcel documentation for a guide on how to use PHPExcel.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2013 Walther Lalk

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.