I have a custom module which should create a pdf file each time a user clicks a button. Ideally the PDF would be created in MyVendor_MyModule::pdfFiles/mypfd123.pdf but it can be created anywhere else if it can't be done inside my module folder.

after creating that pdf, I would need to get its url in order to open a new tab showing it.

I already know how to create the file, I just don't know how to tell magento that I want to place it in my module folder. Also I don't know how to get its absolute URL.

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Doing things correctly, it's better to not create a new folder in the Magento Module architecture, pdfFiles doesn't exist. I suggest you create it in the web folder instead.

To do that :

  1. create your pdf folder inside web module folder : app/code/Vendor/Modulename/view/frontend/web/pdfFiles.

  2. create function in your block to get the pdf path:


    protected $_moduleReader;
    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\Module\Dir\Reader $moduleReader
    ) {
        $this->_moduleReader = $moduleReader;
    public function getPdfDirectory(){
        $path = $this->_moduleReader->getModuleDir(
        return $path."/frontend/web/pdfFiles/" ;
  3. Then you get that pdf path like this :

    $block->getPdfDirectory() // /var/www/magentoProject/app/code/Vendor/Modulename/view/frontend/web/pdfFiles/

    Good luck.

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