How to create a CSV file with PHP

Pretty straight forward function to create a CSV file (comma separated) using PHP.

Calling the function through an URL will automatically download the file.

function create_csv(){ /* Define the first row, name your fields */ $csv_output = "Field 1;Field 2;Field 3;Field 4"; $csv_output .= "\n"; /* Here you could get data from the DB*/ $csv_output .= mb_convert_encoding("Content Field 1;Content Field 2;Content Field 3;Content Field 4 \n", "ISO-8859-1", "UTF-8"); header("Content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel"); /* Set your own File Name */ header("Content-disposition: attachment; filename= my_filename.csv"); print $csv_output; }

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