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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    I wonder if anyone can help,

    I have created a .csv file through php and stored it in a directory. What I want do is provide a link for the user to download the file. Unfortunetly it displays the file instead of downloading it, is there any way of setting headers or something to make it download the file.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    perhaps if you zipped it it would download?

    what exactly is a csv
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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)

    I believe your problem is the following:
    The server has been instructed what kind of headers to add to files, if the file type is unknown it says to your browser to view it as text.

    With known filetypes, it says to the browser which header it has and then the browser decides what to do with it.

    i.e. Download it/Open it...

    I think that's it

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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    Thanks for your help.

    I sorted it by just zipping it up

    CSV file= Comma Seperated Value file



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