How To Generate Invoice PDF in Laravel 10 Example

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Creating professional and visually appealing invoices is a fundamental requirement for many businesses. In Laravel 10, the ability to dynamically generate PDF invoices adds a layer of efficiency and customization to the invoicing process. Leveraging packages such as barryvdh/laravel-dompdf allows developers to seamlessly generate PDF invoices from HTML templates.

In this tutorial, we’ll explore the comprehensive process of generating invoice PDFs in Laravel 10. This functionality empowers developers to automate the creation of invoices, customize their appearance, and provide clients with downloadable and printable invoices.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

To start the development server of laravel –

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Installation of “barryvdh/laravel-dompdf” Package

Open project terminal and run this command to install pdf package,

composer require barryvdh/laravel-dompdf

Create Invoice Controller

Open project terminal and run this command,

php artisan make:controller InvoiceController

It will create a controller class with name InvoiceController.php inside app/Http/Controllers folder.

Open controller class and write this complete code into it,

<?php
  
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
  
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Barryvdh\DomPDF\Facade\Pdf;
  
class InvoiceController extends Controller
{
    public function index(Request $request)
    {
        $data = [
            [
                'quantity' => 2,
                'description' => 'Gold',
                'price' => '$500.00'
            ],
            [
                'quantity' => 3,
                'description' => 'Silver',
                'price' => '$300.00'
            ],
            [
                'quantity' => 5,
                'description' => 'Platinum',
                'price' => '$200.00'
            ]
        ];
       
        $pdf = Pdf::loadView('invoice', ['data' => $data]);
       
        return $pdf->download();
    }
}

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Blade Template Setup

Create a file invoice.blade.php inside resources/views folder. You need two files here invoice.css and a logo for you brand.

Open file and write this complete code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <title></title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{ public_path('invoice.css') }}" type="text/css">
</head>

<body>

    <table class="table-no-border">
        <tr>
            <td class="width-70">
                <img src="{{ public_path('onlinewebtutor.png') }}" alt="" width="150" />
            </td>
            <td class="width-30">
                <h2>Invoice ID: 852693</h2>
            </td>
        </tr>
    </table>

    <div class="margin-top">
        <table class="table-no-border">
            <tr>
                <td class="width-50">
                    <div><strong>To:</strong></div>
                    <div>Mark Gadala</div>
                    <div>1401 NW 17th Ave, Florida - 33125</div>
                    <div><strong>Phone:</strong> (305) 981-1561</div>
                    <div><strong>Email:</strong> mark@gmail.com</div>
                </td>
                <td class="width-50">
                    <div><strong>From:</strong></div>
                    <div>Sanjay Kumar</div>
                    <div>132, Darpan Greens, Mohali - 140055</div>
                    <div><strong>Phone:</strong> 8529631470</div>
                    <div><strong>Email:</strong> sanjay@gmail.com</div>
                </td>
            </tr>
        </table>
    </div>

    <div>
        <table class="product-table">
            <thead>
                <tr>
                    <th class="width-25">
                        <strong>Qty</strong>
                    </th>
                    <th class="width-50">
                        <strong>Product</strong>
                    </th>
                    <th class="width-25">
                        <strong>Price</strong>
                    </th>
                </tr>
            </thead>
            <tbody>
                @foreach($data as $value)
                <tr>
                    <td class="width-25">
                        {{ $value['quantity'] }}
                    </td>
                    <td class="width-50">
                        {{ $value['description'] }}
                    </td>
                    <td class="width-25">
                        {{ $value['price'] }}
                    </td>
                </tr>
                @endforeach
            </tbody>
            <tfoot>
                <tr>
                    <td class="width-70" colspan="2">
                        <strong>Sub Total:</strong>
                    </td>
                    <td class="width-25">
                        <strong>$1000.00</strong>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td class="width-70" colspan="2">
                        <strong>Tax</strong>(10%):
                    </td>
                    <td class="width-25">
                        <strong>$100.00</strong>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                    <td class="width-70" colspan="2">
                        <strong>Total Amount:</strong>
                    </td>
                    <td class="width-25">
                        <strong>$1100.00</strong>
                    </td>
                </tr>
            </tfoot>
        </table>
    </div>

    <div class="footer-div">
        <p>Thank you, <br />@OnlineWebTutor</p>
    </div>

</body>

</html>

Add Invoice CSS

Create a file invoice.css inside public folder. Open file and write this complete code into it,

body {
    font-family: system-ui, system-ui, sans-serif;
}

table {
    border-spacing: 0;
}

table td,
table th,
p {
    font-size: 13px !important;
}

img {
    border: 3px solid #F1F5F9;
    padding: 6px;
    background-color: #F1F5F9;
}

.table-no-border {
    width: 100%;
}

.table-no-border .width-50 {
    width: 50%;
}

.table-no-border .width-70 {
    width: 70%;
    text-align: left;
}

.table-no-border .width-30 {
    width: 30%;
}

.margin-top {
    margin-top: 40px;
}

.product-table {
    margin-top: 20px;
    width: 100%;
    border-width: 0px;
}

.product-table thead th {
    background-color: #60A5FA;
    color: white;
    padding: 5px;
    text-align: left;
    padding: 5px 15px;
}

.width-20 {
    width: 20%;
}

.width-50 {
    width: 50%;
}

.width-25 {
    width: 25%;
}

.width-70 {
    width: 70%;
    text-align: right;
}

.product-table tbody td {
    background-color: #F1F5F9;
    color: black;
    padding: 5px 15px;
}

.product-table td:last-child,
.product-table th:last-child {
    text-align: right;
}

.product-table tfoot td {
    color: black;
    padding: 5px 15px;
}

.footer-div {
    background-color: #F1F5F9;
    margin-top: 100px;
    padding: 3px 10px;
}

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Add Route

Open routes/web.php and add this route into it,

//...
use App\Http\Controllers\InvoiceController;

//...
Route::get('invoice-pdf', [InvoiceController::class, 'index']);

Application Testing

Run this command into project terminal to start development server,

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/invoice-pdf

Once you hit enter, it will download PDF file to your system

That’s it.

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Sanjay KumarHello friends, I am Sanjay Kumar a Web Developer by profession. Additionally I'm also a Blogger, Youtuber by Passion. I founded Online Web Tutor and Skillshike platforms. By using these platforms I am sharing the valuable knowledge of Programming, Tips and Tricks, Programming Standards and more what I have with you all. Read more