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As an example, I have actually been able to generate excel files by changing the content-type for an html document. In this scenario, I would use php to generate the table cells with information gathered from the database and then set the content-type before the page is rendered. Is there a way to do this for pdf's?


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I have some PHP code that runs a query on a database, saves the results to a csv file, and then allows the user to download the file. The problem is, the csv file contains page HTML around the actual csv content.I've read all the related questions here already, including this one. Unfortunately my code exists within Joomla, so even if I try to redirect to a page that contains nothing but headers, Joomla automatically surrounds it with its own navigation code. This only happens at the time of download; if I look at the csv file that's saved on the server, it does not contain the HTML.Can anyone help me out with a way to force a download of the actual csv file as it is on the server, rather than as the browser is editing it to be? I've tried using the header location, like this:

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I found this [URL]:

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download.php takes the id, runs a MySQL query to obtain the path to the song, and then passes that information to a set of header() calls in an effort to force download the file. The problem lies when the script attempts to download the file. Instead of downloading the requested file, it tries to download the script itself. Code:

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