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Dynamic variables with mergedocx
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Posted by gothamdigitalscience  · 07-06-2017 - 18:51

Is it possible to pass in dynamic variables to the mergeDocx function?  Whenever I do (without adding an actual filename) I get an error.  PHP Fatal error:  Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Error while trying to open the (base) template as a zip file'

I'd like to do something like this, where I control the actual documents (with conditionals that I will add later).

require_once ('../phpdocx-advanced-7.0/classes/');
$intro = new CreateDocxFromTemplate('base.docx');

$test1 = new CreateDocxFromTemplate('test1.docx');
$test2 = new CreateDocxFromTemplate('test2.docx');

$merge = new MultiMerge();
$merge->mergeDocx($intro, array($test1,$test2), 'sample.docx', array('mergeType' => '1'));


Posted by admin  · 08-06-2017 - 06:17


Since phpdocx 7, Premium licenses allow in-memory merging, but the Advanced license only allow to merge files. Using an Advanced license, you need to create the DOCX files and then merge them.
An in-memory merging sample using phpdocx 7 Premium is the following:

require_once 'classes/';

CreateDocx::$returnDocxStructure = true;

// create the first document to be merged and return it as DOCX structure
$docx_a = new CreateDocx();

$text = 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet';


$document1 = $docx_a->createDocx();

// create the second document to be merged and return it as DOCX structure
$docx_b = new CreateDocx();

$text = 'Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident.';


$document2 = $docx_b->createDocx();

CreateDocx::$returnDocxStructure = false;

$merge = new MultiMerge();
$merge->mergeDocx($document1, array($document2), 'example_merge_docx_2.docx', array());

It can use CreateDocx and CreateDocxFromTemplate.