How to create and download pdf in Laravel 5.8?

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In this example, i would like to share with you how to generate pdf file from view or html or blade using dompdf library in laravel 5.8. we can easily create pdf file for invoice, report, data etc and also can give for download in laravel 5.8.

As you know, few days ago laravel 5.8 released. so i plan to add tutorial for creating pdf file with laravel 5.8.

PDF is one of basic requirement when you are working with erp level project or e commerce website. we may need to create pdf file for report or invoice etc. So, here i will give you very simple example for create pdf file with laravel.

You need to just follow bellow step to create pdf file and also can download. So let’s do bellow steps.

Step 1: Install Laravel 5.8

I am going to explain step by step from scratch so, we need to get fresh Laravel 5.8 application using bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run bellow command:

Step 2: Install laravel-dompdf Package

first of all we will install barryvdh/laravel-dompdf composer package by following composer command in your laravel 5.8 application.

After successfully install package, open config/app.php file and add service provider and alias.

config/app.php

Step 3: Add Route

In this is step we need to create routes for items listing. so open your “routes/web.php” file and add following route.

routes/web.php

Step 4: Create Controller

Here,we require to create new controller HomeController that will manage generatePDF method of route. So let’s put bellow code.

app/Http/Controllers/HomeController.php

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

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

I hope it can help you…