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Laravel 8 Generate PDF File from HTML



This tutorial shows you laravel 8 create pdf from view. if you have question about laravel 8 pdf generator then i will give simple example with solution. you can understand a concept of laravel 8 generate pdf file. This article goes in detailed on laravel 8 dompdf example.

Here, Creating a basic example of laravel 8 create pdf from view.

PDF is one of basic requirement when you are working with erp level project or e commerce website. we may need to create pdf file for report or invoice etc. So, here i will give you very simple example for create pdf file with laravel.

You need to just follow bellow step to create pdf file and also can download. So let's do bellow steps.

Step 1: Install Laravel 8

I am going to explain step by step from scratch so, we need to get fresh Laravel 8 application using bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run bellow command:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2: Install dompdf Package

first of all we will install barryvdh/laravel-dompdf composer package by following composer command in your laravel 8 application.

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf

After successfully install package, open config/app.php file and add service provider and alias.

config/app.php

'providers' => [

....

Barryvdh\DomPDF\ServiceProvider::class,

],

'aliases' => [

....

'PDF' => Barryvdh\DomPDF\Facade::class,

]

Step 3: Add Route

In this is step we need to create routes for items listing. so open your "routes/web.php" file and add following route.

routes/web.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\PDFController;

/*

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

| Web Routes

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

|

| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These

| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which

| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!

|

*/

Route::get('generate-pdf', [PDFController::class, 'generatePDF']);

Step 4: Add Controller

Here,we require to create new controller PDFController that will manage generatePDF method of route. So let's put bellow code.

app/Http/Controllers/PDFController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use PDF;

class PDFController extends Controller

{

/**

* Display a listing of the resource.

*

* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response

*/

public function generatePDF()

{

$data = [

'title' => 'Welcome to HDTuto.com',

'date' => date('m/d/Y')

];

$pdf = PDF::loadView('myPDF', $data);

return $pdf->download('itsolutionstuff.pdf');

}

}

Step 5: Create View File

In Last step, let's create myPDF.blade.php(resources/views/myPDF.blade.php) for layout of pdf file and put following code:

resources/views/myPDF.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title>Hi</title>

</head>

<body>

<h1>{{ $title }}</h1>

<p>{{ $date }}</p>

<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod

tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam,

quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo

consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse

cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non

proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.</p>

</body>

</html>

you will download file as like bellow:

Now we are ready to run this example and check it...

I hope it can help you...




September 17, 2020 | Category : Other



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