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html - Sending a php variable in URL(get method)

Hey everyone,

I'm currently working on a web project and I came across a situation where I need to send a PHP variable in the URL using the "GET" method in HTML. I want to pass this variable to another page where it will be used for some calculations.

To give you some context, I have a form where users can enter some data, and upon submission, I want to redirect them to another page where the entered data will be used.

Now, my question is, how can I include this PHP variable in the URL so that it can be accessed on the next page? Is there a specific syntax or method I should be using? Any guidance on this would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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ernest25

Hey,

I had a similar requirement in one of my past projects where I needed to pass a PHP variable in the URL using the "GET" method. The process is quite straightforward.

To include the PHP variable in the URL, you can simply append it as a query string parameter. For instance, let's assume your variable is called "myVariable" and holds the desired value.

Here's an example of how you can accomplish this in your HTML form:

html
<form action="target_page.php" method="get">
<input type="hidden" name="myVariable" value="<?php echo $myVariable; ?>">
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>


By setting the input element's type to "hidden", the value of the PHP variable is included in the form submission, but it remains hidden from the user.

After submitting the form, the variable will be attached to the URL like this:

`target_page.php?myVariable=value`

To retrieve the value on the target page, you can utilize the `$_GET` superglobal in PHP. Here's an example:

php
$variableValue = $_GET['myVariable'];
// Now you can use $variableValue in your calculations or further processing


Just remember to sanitize and validate the user input to ensure the security of your application.

Feel free to ask if you have more questions. Good luck with your project!

fredy96

Hey there,

I've encountered a similar situation before where I needed to pass PHP variables in the URL using the "GET" method. You can achieve this by appending the variable to the URL as a query string parameter.

Here's an example of how to do it:

Let's say your PHP variable is called "myVariable" and it holds the value you want to pass. You can include it in the URL like this:

html
<form action="target_page.php" method="get">
<input type="text" name="myVariable" value="<?php echo $myVariable; ?>">
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>


When the form is submitted, the "myVariable" value will be appended to the URL as a query string parameter. The URL will look something like this:

`target_page.php?myVariable=value`

On the target_page.php, you can access the value using the `$_GET` superglobal. For example:

php
$variableValue = $_GET['myVariable'];
// Now you can use $variableValue for your calculations or further processing


Remember to properly validate and sanitize user inputs before using them in your calculations to ensure security.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

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