My Force Download Code isn't working correctly

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Tue May 22, 2018 9:58 am


I have a php file called "list.php" that displays a list of all tenders and allows the Administrator to filter the tenders based on 3 select drop downs (status, type and year).

I have code inside here that writes these filtered results to a file called "tenders.csv". This file is re-created each time a new filter selection is made.

At the bottom of my page I have added an href with a link to my "download.php" page which forces the download of this file.

When I click the href on the "list.php" page, a pop up box displays with the options of Open with or Save File. The file isn't my tenders.csv file though, it's a php file (see attached screenshot).

Not sure how to fix this.

Here is the href in the "list.php" file.

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 	$stmp1 = WP_PLUGIN_URL . TENDER_FOLDER . "/download.php";
           <a href="<?php echo $stmp1; ?>">Download CSV</a>
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Wed May 30, 2018 10:36 am


Try changing your Content-Type to this:

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    header('Content-Type: application/csv');
Hope that helps,

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