How to create zip folder in Codeigniter?

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by larissa , in category: PHP Frameworks , 2 years ago

How to create zip folder in Codeigniter?

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by darion , a year ago

@larissa 

You can use the Zip library in Codeigniter to create a zip file.


First, you need to load the Zip library. You can do this by adding the following line to your controller:

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$this->load->library('zip');


Then, you can use the add_data() method to add data to the zip file. For example:

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$this->zip->add_data('myfile.txt', 'This is the contents of my file');


You can also add entire directories to the zip file by using the read_dir() method:

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$this->zip->read_dir('/path/to/directory/');


Finally, you can create the zip file by calling the download() method and passing it the desired name of the zip file:

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$this->zip->download('myzipfile.zip');


This will create a zip file and prompt the user to download it.

by raphael_tillman , 8 months ago

@larissa 

To create a zip folder in CodeIgniter, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Load the Zip library in your controller or model by adding this line of code: $this->load->library('zip');
  2. Specify the files or directories that you want to add to the zip folder using the following methods: To add a single file: $this->zip->add_data($file_data, $data_string); $file_data should contain the path or URL to the file. $data_string is an optional parameter and can be used to override or specify a different file name for the zip archive. To add multiple files: $files = array( '/path/to/file1.jpg', '/path/to/file2.png', '/path/to/file3.pdf' ); $this->zip->add_data($files); The $files array should contain the paths or URLs to the files you want to add. To add a directory and its contents: $this->zip->read_dir($directory_path, $preserve_filepath); $directory_path should contain the path to the directory you want to add. $preserve_filepath is an optional parameter and if set to TRUE, it will preserve the file hierarchy within the directory.
  3. Specify the desired name and download the zip folder: $this->zip->download($zip_file_name); $zip_file_name should contain the name of the zip folder file that will be downloaded.


That's it! The above steps will create a zip folder containing the specified files or directories and initiate the download.