Welcome to a tutorial on how to read a CSV file and display it as an HTML table in PHP. So you want to read a CSV file somewhere on the server, and generate an HTML table with it? Well, it is actually stupidly simple to do, no third-party libraries required – Read on for the example!
ⓘ I have included a zip file with all the source code at the start of this tutorial, so you don’t have to copy-paste everything… Or if you just want to dive straight in.
TLDR – QUICK SLIDES
Download & Notes
DOWNLOAD & NOTES
Firstly, here is the download link to the example code as promised.
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EXAMPLE CODE DOWNLOAD
Click here to download all the example source code, I have released it under the MIT license, so feel free to build on top of it or use it in your own project.
CSV TO HTML TABLE
All right, let us now get into the example of generating an HTML table from a CSV file.
PART 1) DUMMY CSV FILE
Let us start with the dummy CSV file. For the folks who have no idea of how a CSV (comma-separated values) file works:
PART 2) CSV TO HTML TABLE
That’s all for the tutorial, and here is a small section on some extras and links that may be useful to you.
THE FIRST ROW IS THE HEADER
Just add a simple
1 flag to output the first row as
2 header cells.
LINKS & REFERENCES
INFOGRAPHIC CHEAT SHEET
Thank you for reading, and we have come to the end. I hope that it has helped you to better understand, and if you want to share anything with this guide, please feel free to comment below. Good luck and happy coding!
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