Vadim.K Vadim.K - 5 months ago 30
PHP Question

error downloading docx file

I am generating docx and download from server.

private static function downloadFile($fileDir)
header('Content-Description: File Transfer');
header('Content-Type: application/octet-stream');
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=' . basename($fileDir));
header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
header('Expires: 0');
header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate');
header('Pragma: public');
header('Content-Length: ' . filesize($fileDir));

This is save function. if I open file in the temporary dir from server, it works. But after download, I have error "The file is damaged" . I try to restore the file and afrer restoring all ok. Where is error?


Before readfile($fileDir), try to run ob_clean() and flush() to clean (erase) and flush the output buffer.

Quoting from PHP's manual about flush():

flush() may not be able to override the buffering scheme of your web server and it has no effect on any client-side buffering in the browser. It also doesn't affect PHP's userspace output buffering mechanism. This means you will have to call both ob_flush() and flush() to flush the ob output buffers if you are using those.