Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW

Perl CGI output in PDF

by valavanp (Curate)
on Aug 26, 2006 at 05:39 UTC ( #569776=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
valavanp has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I need to store the values from cgi output file to a pdf file. I am able to do that, but my problem is the pdf file name should be of the name which i give in the header part, but it's taking the script file name. Can anyone tell me how to do that. Below is the code which i give it in my script file. Thanks Monks for your valuable suggestion and regret if there is any discrepancies caused.

The file name is

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use CGI; my $query=new CGI; my $mimetype='application/pdf'; my @a="test test test"; print $query->header(-expires=>'now', -type=$mimetype, -disposition=>" +inline:filename=sample.pdf", -filename=>'sample.pdf'); print @a;

20060826 Janitored by Corion: Added formatting, code tags, as per Writeup Formatting Tips

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: Perl CGI output in PDF
by Joost (Canon) on Aug 26, 2006 at 11:33 UTC
Re: Perl CGI output in PDF
by blazar (Canon) on Aug 27, 2006 at 07:38 UTC
    print $query->header(-expires=>'now', -type=$mimetype, -disposition=>" +inline:filename=sample.pdf", -filename=>'sample.pdf');

    In addition to Joost's reply, I also notice that you have some ='s instead of =>'s, which should issue an error. I deduce that you either did not run the code or more probably retyped it. Which shows why it is a good practice not to, but to copy and paste it instead.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: perlquestion [id://569776]
Approved by Corion
[marto]: hi jedikaiti! happy Friday

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (12)
As of 2017-07-28 15:20 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    I came, I saw, I ...

    Results (431 votes). Check out past polls.