How to export to Excel from HTML using PHP

I had a recent requirement of exporting a report in HTML to an Excel file using PHP. Now, there is no built in PHP extension which can help us in this regard. So the option that remains is to allow the web server to download the Excel file to user’s computer and that would be … Read more

How to save Japanese characters in a mySQL table

I had to save Japanese characters in a CSV file to a mySQL table and then display those characters on another page. I created a table in mySQL and converted the table collation and character set to utf8. I use community version of sqlyog as a mySQL client. You can change the collation and character … Read more

How to setup ION Cube Loader on your Windows machine

If you are going to purchase a commercial PHP script from any 3rd party then chances are that they will provide you encoded PHP scripts which you cannot run directly on your computer as the interpreter will not be able to understand any thing and exit with an error. Most commercial applications use or recommend … Read more

How to edit an existing PDF using PHP

A couple of weeks back I was asked to edit an existing PDF file and make changes to the content and save it back as a new PDF file. Now nearly every one knows how to create a new PDF file using PHP either by generating HTML and then converting to PDF or writing PDF … Read more

How to setup Android Drawable Converter on your computer

If you have developed any mobile applications on Android then you may know that you will need to create drawable resources (images) to support different resolutions based on the device on which your application is being rendered. Now you (or your designer) can design those resources accordingly or you can download the Android Drawable Converter … Read more