I am working on a CSV download feature for a project. I finally got it working with the following (relies directly on Symfony Components (http://symfony.com/doc/current/components/http_foundation.html#serving-files)). When I tried replacing
$response = new Response($fileContent); with
$response = response() it didn't work. Without, that it works fine within a controller method. I'm trying to make/keep it as Laravel as possible without requiring to import Symfony components directly.
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response; use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\ResponseHeaderBag; $fileContent = ...; // the generated file content $response = new Response($fileContent); $disposition = $response->headers->makeDisposition( ResponseHeaderBag::DISPOSITION_ATTACHMENT, 'foo.pdf' ); return $response->headers->set('Content-Disposition', $disposition);