How to read a .docx file in laravel?

Member

by domenico , in category: PHP Frameworks , 8 days ago

How to read a .docx file in laravel?

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Telegram Whatsapp

1 answer

Member

by adan , 7 days ago

@domenico 

To read a .docx file in Laravel, you can use the PhpOfficePhpWord library which allows you to read and manipulate Word documents. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to read a .docx file in Laravel:

  1. Install the PhpOfficePhpWord library using Composer:
1
composer require phpoffice/phpword


  1. Create a new controller in your Laravel project to handle the file reading. For example, you can create a controller called FileController:
1
php artisan make:controller FileController


  1. In your FileController, import the PhpOfficePhpWord library and write a method to read the .docx file. Here is an example method that reads the contents of a .docx file:
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
use PhpOfficePhpWordIOFactory;

public function readDocxFile()
{
    $phpWord = IOFactory::load('path/to/your/docx/file.docx');
    $sections = $phpWord->getSections();

    $content = '';
    foreach ($sections as $section) {
        foreach ($section->getElements() as $element) {
            $content .= $element->getText();
        }
    }

    return view('docx-content', ['content' => $content]);
}


  1. Create a view file called docx-content.blade.php in your resources/views directory to display the content of the .docx file:
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Docx Content</title>
</head>
<body>
    <div>
        {!! $content !!}
    </div>
</body>
</html>


  1. Define a route in your routes/web.php file to access the readDocxFile method of the FileController:
1
Route::get('/read-docx-file', 'FileController@readDocxFile');


  1. Now you can access the contents of the .docx file by visiting the /read-docx-file route in your browser.


Please note that this is a basic example and you may need to modify the code to handle more complex .docx files or to fit your specific requirements.