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Passing static variables

5:22 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi All,
I want to pass a static variable from an URL to a web page.


or do I use mywebsite.com?sitevar=bigboy

Do I need to define "sitevar" in my html? Or do I?

So how do I take the URL variable "sitevar" in this case "bigboy" and pass it along to the php routine that needs this variable?


5:30 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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you can do it with hundred of methods but if you want to use Global Arrays, $_GET, $_POST etc then use query string style with quetion mark.

Please study PHP properly because your question shows you are jumping more than one steps :)

[edited by: phparion at 5:32 pm (utc) on Jan. 22, 2008]

5:30 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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6:29 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi Phparion,
Thanks for your input.

So if I use the following URL in my browser, mywebsite.com?sitevar=bigboy

How do I pick up the variable “sitevar” so that I can pass it to my php routine?


I realize that within the php routine, I use the $_Get(‘input”) to pass the variable, but my confusion is passing the variable to the website, and then on to the php rouine.

6:58 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The variable is passed in the GET request, which PHP will place into the $_GET superglobal array for you (if your configuration is set up to do so -- which, in most every case it will indeed be setup this way). Have a look at this sample code which may explain things a bit more visually ...

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