Laravel provides several ways to export data to PDF. One of the most popular packages for generating PDFs in Laravel is DOMPDF. Here’s how to use it to export data to PDF in Laravel:
- Install DOMPDF:
composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf
- Add the service provider to your
'providers' => [ // ... Barryvdh\DomPDF\ServiceProvider::class, ],
- Add an alias for DOMPDF to your
'aliases' => [ // ... 'PDF' => Barryvdh\DomPDF\Facade::class, ],
- Use the following code to export data to PDF:
use PDF; // ... $pdf = PDF::loadView('pdf.view', $data); return $pdf->download('file.pdf');
This code first uses the
loadView method is then used to load a view and pass data to it. Finally, the
download method is used to download the generated PDF.
'pdf.view' with the name of your view and
$data with your data that you want to pass to the view.