CodeIgniter: How to export data to Excel file

I will assume that you know how to use CodeIgniter, know what controllers, models and views are and what they do. If you don’t know anything about these terms, maybe you really don’t need to find out about how you can export data to an Excel spreadsheet.

Let’s start by making the controller:

The view from which the visitors will be invited to export data in an excel spreadsheet (‘data_page_view.php‘) would have to have at least a link that allows the user to download the spreadsheet:

And the view which will actually make the spreadsheet (‘spreadsheet_view.php‘) would look like this:

 

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