In this tutorial, we will learn how to generate Word or PDF documents using the Documentero API service in PHP. Documentero is an API service that allows you to generate documents based on templates and data provided.
Before we begin, make sure you have the following:
- PHP installed on your machine
- Documentero API access and your API secret key
Let’s start by setting up a new PHP project. Open your preferred text editor or IDE and follow these steps:
Create a new project directory for your PHP script.
Open a terminal or command prompt and navigate to the project directory.
Next, we’ll write the code to make a POST request to the Documentero API service and generate a document.
In your project directory, create a new PHP file, e.g.,
documentero_demo.php, and open it in your text editor or IDE.
Now, let’s define a function to generate the document:
Make sure to replace
'YOUR_API_KEY' with your actual API secret key obtained from Documentero, and
'Pt04DVNbifqY4inserI2' with the template identifier provided by Documentero.
Save the changes to the
documentero_demo.php file. In your terminal or command prompt, navigate to the project directory.
To execute the code and generate the document, run the following command:
If everything is set up correctly, you should see the following output:
Document Generated Successfully
[ExpirableLinkToDownloadDocument] will be the actual link to download the generated
document, which can be either a Word document (
.docx) or a PDF file (
Congratulations! You have successfully generated a document using the Documentero API service in PHP.
In this tutorial, we learned how to generate Word or PDF documents in PHP using the Documentero API service. We made a POST request to the Documentero API and handled the response to retrieve the download link for the generated document.