Laravel 9 PDF | Laravel 9 Generate PDF File using DomPDF

By Hardik Savani February 15, 2022 Category : Laravel

Hi All,

Today our leading topic is laravel 9 pdf file from view. In this article, we will implement a laravel 9 generate pdf file. you can see how to generate pdf in laravel 9. Here you will learn laravel 9 to create a pdf from view. Let's see below the example laravel 9 pdf generator.

I will give you a simple example of how to generate a pdf file in laravel 9. we will use DomPDF composer package to generate a pdf file in laravel 9. just follow the below step and get a simple pdf using laravel 9.

Step 1: Install Laravel 9

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Install DomPDF Package

next, we will install DomPDF package using following composer command, let's run bellow command:

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf

Step 3: Create Controller

In this step, we will create PDFController with generatePDF() where we write code of generate pdf. so let's create controller using bellow command.

php artisan make:controller PDFController

in PDFController, we also get users table data and display them into pdf file. so you can add some dummy data on the users table by using the following tinker command:

php artisan tinker

User::factory()->count(10)->create()

Now, update the code on the controller file.

app/Http/Controllers/PDFController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Models\User;

use PDF;

class PDFController extends Controller

{

/**

* Display a listing of the resource.

*

* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response

*/

public function generatePDF()

{

$users = User::get();

$data = [

'title' => 'Welcome to ItSolutionStuff.com',

'date' => date('m/d/Y'),

'users' => $users

];

$pdf = PDF::loadView('myPDF', $data);

return $pdf->download('itsolutionstuff.pdf');

}

}

Step 4: Add Route

Furthermore, open routes/web.php file and update code on it.

routes/web.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\PDFController;

/*

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

| Web Routes

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

|

| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These

| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which

| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!

|

*/

Route::get('generate-pdf', [PDFController::class, 'generatePDF']);

Step 5: Create View File

In Last step, let's create myPDF.blade.php(resources/views/myPDF.blade.php) for layout of pdf file and put following code:

resources/views/myPDF.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title>Laravel 9 Generate PDF Example - ItSolutionStuff.com</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.3.1/css/bootstrap.min.css" integrity="sha384-ggOyR0iXCbMQv3Xipma34MD+dH/1fQ784/j6cY/iJTQUOhcWr7x9JvoRxT2MZw1T" crossorigin="anonymous">

</head>

<body>

<h1>{{ $title }}</h1>

<p>{{ $date }}</p>

<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod

tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</p>

<table class="table table-bordered">

<tr>

<th>ID</th>

<th>Name</th>

<th>Email</th>

</tr>

@foreach($users as $user)

<tr>

<td>{{ $user->id }}</td>

<td>{{ $user->name }}</td>

<td>{{ $user->email }}</td>

</tr>

@endforeach

</table>

</body>

</html>

Run Laravel App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Laravel app:

php artisan serve

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:

http://localhost:8000/generate-pdf

you will downloaded file as like bellow:

Now we are ready to run this example and check it...

I hope it can help you...