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How Generate PDF From HTML View In Laravel

websolutionstuff profile image Websolutionstuff Originally published at websolutionstuff.com ・2 min read

In this example I will teach you how to generate PDF file from HTML view in laravel.

For generating PDF file I will use Laravel-dompdf package, it is create PDF file and also provide to download file functionalities, i will give you example in very simple way to generate PDF file and download in your system. So, Let's start and follow below steps to get output.

Step 1 : Install Laravel

Type the following command in terminal for create new project in your system.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel PDF_example
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Step 2 : Install barryvdh/laravel-dompdf Package In Your Application

After installation of project you need to install barryvdh/laravel-dompdf Package

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composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf
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Step 3 : Add Service Provider And Aliase

After package installation we need to add service provider and aliase in config/app.php.

'providers' => [

    Barryvdh\DomPDF\ServiceProvider::class,
],

'aliases' => [

    'PDF' => Barryvdh\DomPDF\Facade::class,
],
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Step 4 : Create Controller

Now create controller on this path app\Http\Controllers\UserController.php and add below command.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\User;
use PDF;

class UserController extends Controller
{

    public function index(Request $request)
    {
        $user = User::latest()->paginate(5);

        if($request->has('download'))
        {
            $pdf = PDF::loadView('users.index',compact('user'));
            return $pdf->download('pdfview.pdf');
        }

        return view('users.index',compact('user'));
    }
}
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Step 5 : Add Route

After that add below code in routes/web.php

Route::resource('users','UserController');
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Step 6 : Create Blade File

Now, create index.blade,php file for download and generate pdf file in this path resources\views\users\index.blade.php add below html code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>Generate And Download PDF File Using dompdf - websolutionstuff.com</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css">
  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

  <div class="container">
    <div class="row">
      <div class="col-lg-12" style="margin-top: 15px ">
        <div class="pull-left">
          <h2>Generate And Download PDF File Using dompdf - websolutionstuff.com</h2>
        </div>
        <div class="pull-right">
          <a class="btn btn-primary" href="{{route('users.index',['download'=>'pdf'])}}">Download PDF</a>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div><br>

    <table class="table table-bordered">
      <tr>
        <th>Name</th>
        <th>Email</th>
      </tr>

      @foreach ($user as $user)
      <tr>
        <td>{{ $user->name }}</td>
        <td>{{ $user->email }}</td>
      </tr>
      @endforeach
    </table>
  </div>
</body>
</html>
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After adding all code in your application you can download pdf file of your html view.

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