eexcelview extentions with pdf library

I am currently using 1.8.0 phpexcel…but this little bit tricky…

1.8.0 does not have inbuild pdf library so we have to load external library like mpdf , htmlpdf, tcpdf

so download from any one vendor site and copy the folder into /protected/vendor folder

Then goto eexcelview init method and replace with this code.

what i did here is simple

i am loading [size=2]rendererName[/size][size=2] and [/size][size=2]rendererLibraryPath[/size][size=2] , then i am calling [/size][size=2]setPdfRenderer of phpexcel… It will inform [/size]



[size=2]hi phpexcel i am going to use mpdf and you can load library from this renderer path :)[/size]



[size=2]Have Fun[/size]

public function init()



				$this->grid_mode = $_GET[$this->grid_mode_var];


				$this->exportType = $_GET['exportType'];

			$lib = Yii::getPathOfAlias($this->libPath).'.php';

			if($this->grid_mode == 'export' and !file_exists($lib)) {

				$this->grid_mode = 'grid';

				Yii::log("PHP Excel lib not found($lib). Export disabled !", CLogger::LEVEL_WARNING, 'EExcelview');


			if($this->grid_mode == 'export')


				$this->title = $this->title ? $this->title : Yii::app()->getController()->getPageTitle();



				//Autoload fix


				Yii::import($this->libPath, true);

				$this->objPHPExcel = new PHPExcel();

				$rendererName = PHPExcel_Settings::PDF_RENDERER_MPDF;

				$rendererLibraryPath = Yii::app()->basePath . '/vendor/mpdf60';

				//  Here's the magic: you __tell__ PHPExcel what rendering engine to use

				// 	and where the library is located in your filesystem

				if (!PHPExcel_Settings::setPdfRenderer($rendererName,$rendererLibraryPath)) {

					die('NOTICE: Please set the $rendererName and $rendererLibraryPath values' .

							'<br />' .

							'at the top of this script as appropriate for your directory structure'




				// Creating a workbook






			} else



I hope it will help others who are trying to upgrade 1.7 phpexcel to 1.8.0 (only pdf required this settings)