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This is a request I get quite often. Below is my favourite solution for it.

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No custom code required! If you're on Drupal Views integration, which ships with CiviCRM - all that's required here are Drupal modules Views, Views PDF and installation of two libraries for the PDF generation: tcpdf and fpdi;

Here are the steps:

  1. First we will create a Membership tab in your Drupal /user screen where we will display the relevant Membership details pulled from CiviCRM:

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To create this Membership Tab:

a) setup your CiviCRM - Drupal CMS integration by following the instructions here: Administer -> System Settings -> CMS Database Integration direct link: civicrm/admin/setting/uf?reset=1 This makes the CiviCRM tables available in your Drupal Views.

b) on the Drupal side - enable Drupal Views; and Create a new View - key elements are Relationships -> connecting CiviCRM Contact w/ Drupal user ID and Contextual Filter -> so we can create a path user/%/membership and the Menu item: Tab: Membership

c) here is a complete Views configuration for the Page:

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2. Hitting the Download Membership Certificate link produces:

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To create this Certificate (a PDF download):

a) you need to download and install module: Views PDF -> which requires libraries: tcpdf and fpdi -> put them in a /libraries folder that is accessible by your site - either sites/default/libraries or sites/all/libraries.

b) when installed -> add a new display in your View -> of type PDF Page. I've selected PDF fields -> in Settings you can: upload and select a background template of your choice; you can also specify an offset X and Y for each of the CiviCRM variables to position them exactly where you want them!

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c) In your PDF Page View -> Note the path:

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d) Now that you've made the PDF Page display: add a Field on your user/%/membership page -> Custom text -> e.g. Download Membership Certificate. Hit Rewrite Results -> select Output this field as a link as follows:

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  • Excellent write up. For newbies, you can also set this up as a Block in sidebar left so it is obvious without needing to go to the Tab – petednz - fuzion Sep 4 '17 at 3:42
  • Yes add a display: block and use Drupal to position in which ever region and on whatever URL you want! – KarinG - Semper IT Sep 4 '17 at 17:41

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