Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel

Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel

30 April 2021

I would like to show you how to export data into an external sheet using laravel. There are many ways to export data into an external sheet. But in this blog, I will show you the simplest way to export data into an external sheet using laravel.

There two simple ways to export data into external files like (CSV, Excel, PDF).

  1. Using the Laravel Yajra Data table plugin.
  2. Doing some simple coding.

Using the Laravel Yajra Data Table

I will show you step by step how to add external buttons to Laravel Yajra datatables. I will use the yajra / laravel-datatables-button package to add the export button to your datatables. You can easily export table data to external data ie (CSV, Excel, PDF) so that it can help you to export it.

So let’s follow few steps to do how to export external files from datatable in laravel application.

Steps:

  1. Install Laravel.
    In this step, if you have not set up the laravel application, we will have to get a new laravel version application. Run the below command and get a clean fresh laravel application.
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.
  2. Install Yajra Datatable
    Install yajra datatable composer package for datatable and yajra/laravel-datatables-buttons export buttons, so you can install using the following command:
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.After that, you have to set providers and alias.Config/app.php File
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.
    Now you have to run the below command to get the configuration file, so run the below command:
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.
  3. You have to add some code to create a datatable and display external file buttons.
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.
  4. Add Routes
    We need to create a route for the controller.
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel
  5. Create a Controller.
    Now we should create a new controller as UserController. This controller will manage layout and getting data requests and return responses.
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.
  6. Create View
    In the last step, let’s create users.blade.php(resources/views/users.blade.php).
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.

Doing some simple laravel coding

Steps:

  1. Create a Controller
    In this step, we have to create a controller and add code to export the external files.
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.
  2. Create a route for the controller.
    In this step, we have to create a route to call the controller.
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.
  3. Create a View.
    In this step, we have to create a view.
    Export data into external files (CSV, Excel, PDF) using Laravel.

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