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Snippet Name: Export table to Excel or MS Word file

Description: Export a mySQL database table to an EXCEL file.
database table dump to WORD document possible also.

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Language: PHP, MYSQL
Highlight Mode: PHP
Last Modified: March 16th, 2009

//EDIT YOUR MySQL Connection Info:
$DB_Server = "";        //your MySQL Server
$DB_Username = "";                 //your MySQL User Name
$DB_Password = "";                //your MySQL Password
$DB_DBName = "";                //your MySQL Database Name
$DB_TBLName = "";                //your MySQL Table Name
//$DB_TBLName,  $DB_DBName, may also be commented out & passed to the browser
//as parameters in a query string, so that this code may be easily reused for
//any MySQL table or any MySQL database on your server
//edit this to suit your needs
$sql = "Select * from $DB_TBLName";
//Optional: print out title to top of Excel or Word file with Timestamp
//for when file was generated:
//set $Use_Titel = 1 to generate title, 0 not to use title
$Use_Title = 1;
//define date for title: EDIT this to create the time-format you need
$now_date = DATE('m-d-Y H:i');
//define title for .doc or .xls file: EDIT this if you want
$title = "Dump For Table $DB_TBLName from Database $DB_DBName on $now_date";
Leave the connection info below as it is:
just edit the above.
(Editing of code past this point recommended only for advanced users.)
//create MySQL connection
$Connect = @MYSQL_CONNECT($DB_Server, $DB_Username, $DB_Password)
     or DIE("Couldn't connect to MySQL:<br>" . MYSQL_ERROR() . "<br>" . MYSQL_ERRNO());
//select database
$Db = @MYSQL_SELECT_DB($DB_DBName, $Connect)
     or DIE("Couldn't select database:<br>" . MYSQL_ERROR(). "<br>" . MYSQL_ERRNO());
//execute query
$result = @MYSQL_QUERY($sql,$Connect)
     or DIE("Couldn't execute query:<br>" . MYSQL_ERROR(). "<br>" . MYSQL_ERRNO());
//if this parameter is included ($w=1), file returned will be in word format ('.doc')
//if parameter is not included, file returned will be in excel format ('.xls')
IF (ISSET($w) && ($w==1))
     $file_type = "msword";
     $file_ending = "doc";
     $file_type = "vnd.ms-excel";
     $file_ending = "xls";
//header info for browser: determines file type ('.doc' or '.xls')
HEADER("Content-Type: application/$file_type");
HEADER("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=database_dump.$file_ending");
HEADER("Pragma: no-cache");
HEADER("Expires: 0");
/*    Start of Formatting for Word or Excel    */
IF (ISSET($w) && ($w==1)) //check for $w again
     /*    FORMATTING FOR WORD DOCUMENTS ('.doc')   */
     //create title with timestamp:
     IF ($Use_Title == 1)
     //define separator (defines columns in excel & tabs in word)
     $sep = "\n"; //new line character
     WHILE($row = MYSQL_FETCH_ROW($result))
         //set_time_limit(60); // HaRa
         $schema_insert = "";
         FOR($j=0; $j<mysql_num_fields($result);$j++)
         //define field names
         $field_name = MYSQL_FIELD_NAME($result,$j);
         //will show name of fields
         $schema_insert .= "$field_name:\t";
             IF(!ISSET($row[$j])) {
                 $schema_insert .= "NULL".$sep;
             ELSEIF ($row[$j] != "") {
                 $schema_insert .= "$row[$j]".$sep;
             ELSE {
                 $schema_insert .= "".$sep;
         $schema_insert = STR_REPLACE($sep."$", "", $schema_insert);
         $schema_insert .= "\t";
         //end of each mysql row
         //creates line to separate data from each MySQL table row
         PRINT "\n----------------------------------------------------\n";
     /*    FORMATTING FOR EXCEL DOCUMENTS ('.xls')   */
     //create title with timestamp:
     IF ($Use_Title == 1)
     //define separator (defines columns in excel & tabs in word)
     $sep = "\t"; //tabbed character
     //start of printing column names as names of MySQL fields
     FOR ($i = 0; $i < MYSQL_NUM_FIELDS($result); $i++)
         ECHO MYSQL_FIELD_NAME($result,$i) . "\t";
     //end of printing column names
     //start while loop to get data
     WHILE($row = MYSQL_FETCH_ROW($result))
         //set_time_limit(60); // HaRa
         $schema_insert = "";
         FOR($j=0; $j<mysql_num_fields($result);$j++)
                 $schema_insert .= "NULL".$sep;
             ELSEIF ($row[$j] != "")
                 $schema_insert .= "$row[$j]".$sep;
                 $schema_insert .= "".$sep;
         $schema_insert = STR_REPLACE($sep."$", "", $schema_insert);
         //following fix suggested by Josue (thanks, Josue!)
         //this corrects output in excel when table fields contain \n or \r
         //these two characters are now replaced with a space
         $schema_insert = PREG_REPLACE("/\r\n|\n\r|\n|\r/", " ", $schema_insert);
         $schema_insert .= "\t";
         PRINT "\n";

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