Hi everyone I have the code below, but when I click on the link generated a new page is open with 0 display on it. What I'm doing wrong?

function list_reservation_to_csv() {

 global $wpdb;
 $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . 'prenotazione_eventi';
 $file = 'email_csv'; // ?? not defined in original code
 $results = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $table_name",ARRAY_A);

 if (empty($results)) {

 $csv_output = '"'.implode('";"',array_keys($results[0])).'";'."\n";;

 foreach ($results as $row) {
  $csv_output .= '"'.implode('";"',$row).'";'."\n";
 $csv_output .= "\n";

 $filename = $file."_".date("Y-m-d_H-i",time());
 header("Content-type: application/vnd.ms-excel");
 header("Content-disposition: csv" . date("Y-m-d") . ".csv");
 header( "Content-disposition: filename=".$filename.".csv");
 print $csv_output;


$ajax_url = admin_url('admin-ajax.php?action=csv_pull');

<a href="<?php echo $ajax_url; ?>"><button>Scarica csv</button></a>
  • Are you displaying PHP errors? If this is the literal source code, it's bound not to work because PHP and HTML code are intermixed. Turn error reporting on; without it all people can do is guess.
    – Pekka
    Apr 26, 2018 at 12:38
  • nope, no errors. Now I'm thinking... wp_ajax_csv_pull action works only in frontend or also in backend? Apr 26, 2018 at 12:47
  • If the code is literally like it is above, there is bound to be a syntax error on the last line though.
    – Pekka
    Apr 26, 2018 at 12:54

1 Answer 1


Try adding a nopriv hook


This adds the option to run the function without being logged in as a registered user.

  • nope, same problem Apr 26, 2018 at 12:28
  • Please edit your answer, and add an explanation: why could that solve the problem?
    – fuxia
    Apr 26, 2018 at 12:49
  • try dumping data early and see what you get. ie: after $results = $wpdb-> ... do a var_dump($results). If that looks ok, move to the next point where you alter the data and so on. Also, try replacing print $csv_output; with print_r($csv_output); or echo $csv_output;
    – Mihai
    Apr 26, 2018 at 13:26

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