generate pdf cakephp


To generate a PDF file in a CakePHP application, you can use a third-party library such as dompdf or mPDF. These libraries allow you to convert HTML documents to PDFs by rendering the HTML and generating a PDF file from it.

Here is an example of how you can use the dompdf library to generate a PDF file in a CakePHP application:

  1. Install dompdf: Use Composer to install the dompdf library by running the following command:
composer require dompdf/dompdf
  1. Use the dompdf library: Use the DOMPDF::loadHtml() method to load the HTML content you want to convert to a PDF, and then use the DOMPDF::render() method to generate the PDF file:
use Dompdf\Dompdf;

$dompdf = new Dompdf();
$dompdf->loadHtml('<h1>Hello, World!</h1>');

This example generates a PDF file with the text “Hello, World!” in it. The stream() method can be used to send the PDF to the browser for download or display.

You can refer to the documentation for dompdf or mPDF for more information on how to use these libraries to generate PDF files in a CakePHP application.