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How to use Zend-Framework-PDF-Table-Helper

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Here is the example of how to user ZendFramework PDF-Table-Helper.

You can get the code from GitHub here:

One of the prerequisites is that you mast have the zf_autoloader on and configured since I am relaying on it to auto load files.

first you have to in instantiate the class:

$pdf = new SirShurf_Pdf_TableSet ();

You can instantiate it with a Zend_PDF object and without it, in which case it will be created for you, but if you are instantating with Zend_PDF you have to tell the system on what page you are working (Default is page 0).

Now what you need it to initialise a Table you are going to work with:
$objTableRow = $table->addRow ();

Each table can have his own number of columns and settings.
Each table can have a different number of rows a row can be added using this method:

And as with HTML a row has a number of cells (or columns):
$objTableRow->addCol ( $strCourseId, array (
'bold' => false, 'colspan' => 1, 'align' => 'center'
) );
$objTableRow->addCol ( Labadmin_Models_Static::convertHebrew ( $this->view->translate ( 'LBL_GRADE_FORM_COURSE_ID' ) ), array (
'bold' => false, 'colspan' => 1, 'align' => 'center', 'font' => 'arial.ttf', 'fontBold' => 'arialbd.ttf'
) );

The Cell can have each own definitions as the example here shows, and you can iterate over the data to create it.

And finally you can call render(); in order to render the changes to PDF, or build(‘fileName’) to save the finale PDF to a file.

$pdf->build ( $strGradeFileLocation . $intTimeStamp . ".grade.pdf" );

Written by Alex (Shurf) Frenkel

July 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Library to create a tables in Zend Framework PDF

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I had to create a PDF with a tables in a Zend Framework project I am making.

I have searched the web and have not found any library that can be used for this from the box, but I have found on GitHub a start of the library I was needed:
https://github.com/btm6084/Zend_PDF_Helper

Unfortunately the library was incomplete and not maintained, so I contacted the owner and he gave me the permission to take the code and do what I like with it.

So here is my version (working one) of the library that can create tables in PDF using Zend Framework PDF library.

Zend Framework PDF Table Helper

I will write a working example soon and post it here and on GitHub.

Written by Alex (Shurf) Frenkel

July 24, 2011 at 11:04 am

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