Download file header issue

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Download file header issue

Post by kennm » Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:33 pm

I created a component wich purpose is to download the file by a user. It's a bit complex to explain it briefly, but to put things simple, I want the file to be downloaded with use of PHP code (therea are many ifs - what and whether is downloaded, depanding on the context - which don't matter to the issue). This is the single header in the PHP code that causes the user being forced to sign-in to the website:

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header('Content-Disposition: attachment');
However I don't want Joomla to force the user to sign in. When I remove this header, Joomla "magically" stops requiring the user to sign-in - which is what I want, i.e. the user should NOT be redirected to the login page. But then, instead the file is openning in the browser - which is not want I want. How can I make user download the file, not open in the browser, and not require to sign in (as then Joomla, as mentioned, redirects the user to the login page)?

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Re: Download file header issue

Post by ceford » Sat Mar 02, 2024 5:57 am

From ... xport_Data:

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		$app->setHeader('Content-Type', 'text/csv; charset=utf-8', true);
		$app->setHeader('Content-disposition', 'attachment; filename="' . $filename . '-' . $date . '.csv"', true);
		$app->setHeader('Cache-Control', 'no-cache', true);
Hope this helps.

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