$objPHPExcel = new PHPExcel(); $objPHPExcel->getActiveSheet()->setTitle('TestMessages'); header('Content-Type: application/vnd.ms-excel'); header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=test_form_".date("Y-m-d_H:i:s").".xls"); // If you're serving to IE 9, then the following may be needed header('Cache-Control: max-age=1'); $objWriter = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($objPHPExcel, 'Excel5'); $objWriter->save('php://output');
When I call above code directly from the browser, the result file is downloaded. But if I make an ajax call to above code, I don't get the download prompt. I can see from console tab that the ajax call was successfully completed and a bunch of random characters is seen in the response data. I'm assuming that is the excel object.
Does anyone know how I can achieve the download excel feature using ajax? I don't want to refresh the page. When the user clicks on the "export" button, there should be an ajax call to the php file and prompt the user to download.
I reffer Passing data from PHP class to PHPExcel via AJAX but do not understand how to achieve my goal?