Easily generate CSV files

1.8 2015-08-17 13:51 UTC

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Easy CSV file manipulation (Read, Write and Download)

This is a simple utility package that helps you work with CSV files.

##Installation with Composer

Add this line to your composer.json file in the `require field:

"mnshankar/CSV": "1.8"

##Generic PHP Project or Laravel 5+ Project

Since this package does not have any framework specific dependencies (or any dependencies for that matter), directly instantiate a CSV object in your code like so

$csvObj = new mnshankar\CSV\CSV();

Then, use regular PHP object calls like so:

$arr = array(
return $csvObj->fromArray($arr)->render('myfile.csv');                  //download as csv;
return $csvObj->fromArray($arr)->withSeparator()->render('myfile.csv'); //add delimiter for better excel compatibility & download
return $csvObj->with($arr)->put('/downloads/myusers.csv');	            //store as csv in this path
return $csvObj->fromFile('/downloads/my.csv')->toArray();               //return csv file as an array
return $csvObj->fromFile('/downloads/my.csv')->render('abc.csv');       //render saved csv file as a downloadable document
return $csvObj->with('/downloads/my.csv')->render('abc.csv');           //use 'with'.. same as previous

##Laravel 4 CSV has (optional) support for Laravel, and comes with a Service Provider and Facades for easy integration. Open app/config/app.php and add the following line in the providers array:

'providers' => array(

and the following in the 'alias' array

'alias' => array(
    'CSV'             =>'mnshankar\CSV\CSVFacade',

Now, in your application you can work with CSV files like so:

$arr = User::all()->toArray();	//use eloquent to get array of all users in 'users' table

return CSV::with($arr)->put(storage_path().'/downloads/myusers.csv');	//store as csv in this path
return CSV::fromArray($arr)->render();	//download as csv
return CSV::fromFile(storage_path().'/downloads/my.csv')->toArray();    //return csv file as an array
return CSV::fromFile(storage_path().'/downloads/my.csv')->render('abc.csv'); //render saved csv file as a downloadable document
return CSV::with(storage_path().'/downloads/my.csv')->render('abc.csv'); //use 'with'.. same as previous

Note that the 'with' statement can accept either an array or file path, and work accordingly.


This is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license