Create PDF page in CodeIgniter

In some cases, we need the report as a pdf. So now I will try to explain how to create pdf page in CodeIgniter. To create pdf page, we need library pdf, example I use library tcpdf from Besides using tcpdf, you can also use another library such as fpdf, dompdf, etc.
Why using tcpdf? Because, I think tcpdf is very easy to use.. 😀
Ok now following this instruction to add tcpdf library in your CodeIgniter:

  1. Download tcpfd from this url
  2. Example I downloaded, and extract it.
  3. Move tcpdf direktory to your CodeIgniter/application/libraries/
  4. Create file in your CodeIgniter/application/libraries/Pdf.php:
    <?php if ( ! defined('BASEPATH')) exit('No direct script access allowed');
    require_once dirname(__FILE__) . '/tcpdf/tcpdf.php';
    class Pdf extends TCPDF
        function __construct()
    /* End of file Pdf.php */
    /* Location: ./application/libraries/Pdf.php */

    Don’t forget to save.

  5. And the last, now we create example controller page to create pdf page. controllers/c_test.php:
    <?php if ( ! defined('BASEPATH')) exit('No direct script access allowed');
    class C_test extends CI_Controller {
    	function __construct()
    	public function create_pdf() {
    	// File name   : example_001.php
    	// Begin       : 2008-03-04
    	// Last Update : 2013-05-14
    	// Description : Example 001 for TCPDF class
    	//               Default Header and Footer
    	// Author: Nicola Asuni
    	// (c) Copyright:
    	//               Nicola Asuni
    	//      LTD
     	* Creates an example PDF TEST document using TCPDF
     	* @package com.tecnick.tcpdf
     	* @abstract TCPDF - Example: Default Header and Footer
     	* @author Nicola Asuni
     	* @since 2008-03-04
    	// create new PDF document
    	$pdf = new TCPDF(PDF_PAGE_ORIENTATION, PDF_UNIT, PDF_PAGE_FORMAT, true, 'UTF-8', false);	
    	// set document information
    	$pdf->SetAuthor('Nicola Asuni');
    	$pdf->SetTitle('TCPDF Example 001');
    	$pdf->SetSubject('TCPDF Tutorial');
    	$pdf->SetKeywords('TCPDF, PDF, example, test, guide');	
    	// set default header data
    	$pdf->SetHeaderData(PDF_HEADER_LOGO, PDF_HEADER_LOGO_WIDTH, PDF_HEADER_TITLE.' 001', PDF_HEADER_STRING, array(0,64,255), array(0,64,128));
    	$pdf->setFooterData(array(0,64,0), array(0,64,128));	
    	// set header and footer fonts
    	$pdf->setHeaderFont(Array(PDF_FONT_NAME_MAIN, '', PDF_FONT_SIZE_MAIN));
    	$pdf->setFooterFont(Array(PDF_FONT_NAME_DATA, '', PDF_FONT_SIZE_DATA));	
    	// set default monospaced font
    	// set margins
    	// set auto page breaks
    	$pdf->SetAutoPageBreak(TRUE, PDF_MARGIN_BOTTOM);	
    	// set image scale factor
    	// set some language-dependent strings (optional)
    	if (@file_exists(dirname(__FILE__).'/lang/eng.php')) {
    	// ---------------------------------------------------------	
    	// set default font subsetting mode
    	// Set font
    	// dejavusans is a UTF-8 Unicode font, if you only need to
    	// print standard ASCII chars, you can use core fonts like
    	// helvetica or times to reduce file size.
    	$pdf->SetFont('dejavusans', '', 14, '', true);	
    	// Add a page
    	// This method has several options, check the source code documentation for more information.
    	// set text shadow effect
    	$pdf->setTextShadow(array('enabled'=>true, 'depth_w'=>0.2, 'depth_h'=>0.2, 'color'=>array(196,196,196), 'opacity'=>1, 'blend_mode'=>'Normal'));	
    	// Set some content to print
    	$html = <<<EOD
    	<h1>Welcome to <a href="" style="text-decoration:none;background-color:#CC0000;color:black;">&nbsp;<span style="color:black;">TC</span><span style="color:white;">PDF</span>&nbsp;</a>!</h1>
    	<i>This is the first example of TCPDF library.</i>
    	<p>This text is printed using the <i>writeHTMLCell()</i> method but you can also use: <i>Multicell(), writeHTML(), Write(), Cell() and Text()</i>.</p>
    	<p>Please check the source code documentation and other examples for further information.</p>
    	<p style="color:#CC0000;">TO IMPROVE AND EXPAND TCPDF I NEED YOUR SUPPORT, PLEASE <a href="">MAKE A DONATION!</a></p>
    	// Print text using writeHTMLCell()
    	$pdf->writeHTMLCell(0, 0, '', '', $html, 0, 1, 0, true, '', true);	
    	// ---------------------------------------------------------	
    	// Close and output PDF document
    	// This method has several options, check the source code documentation for more information.
    	$pdf->Output('example_001.pdf', 'I');	
    	// END OF FILE
    /* End of file c_test.php */
    /* Location: ./application/controllers/c_test.php */

    Example resulttcpdf result:



  1. i asked one question to u that when pdf geneated in codeignetor that time that pdf file save or download how it is possible plz send solution on my mail. id

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