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PHP echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] based form not working with additional variables

Hi everyone,

I am currently working on a PHP form and I am facing an issue with the echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] based form. Let me provide you with some context.

I have a form in which I am using the PHP_SELF variable in the form action attribute to submit the form to the same page. This allows me to handle the form submission and validation on the same page. Here is an example of how I am using it:

```html
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="POST">
<!-- Form fields go here -->
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">
</form>
```

This works perfectly fine as long as I only have the form itself on the page. However, I have additional variables in my script that I need to use in the form submission logic. For example, let's say I have a variable called `$user_id`. I need to pass this variable along with the form data when submitting the form.

How can I achieve this? Is there a way to include additional variables in the form submission while still using `$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']`?

I appreciate any help or guidance you can provide. Thank you in advance!

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gaylord.greg

User 2:
Hello everyone,

I encountered a similar situation where I had to include additional variables in a form submission while using `$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']`. Instead of using hidden input fields, I opted for a different approach.

What I did was append the additional variables as query parameters in the form action URL. For instance, in your case, you could modify the form action like this:

html
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] . '?user_id=' . $user_id; ?>" method="POST">
<!-- Rest of the form fields -->
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">
</form>


By appending `?user_id=<value>` to the `$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']`, the `$user_id` variable will be passed as a query parameter when the form is submitted.

To access the `$user_id` value in your PHP script, you can use `$_GET['user_id']`. Remember to validate and sanitize any user input to maintain security.

This approach worked well for me when I needed to include additional variables in a form submission with `$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']`. Give it a try and see if it fits your requirements!

Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Happy coding!

lindgren.caden

User 1:
Hey there,

I had a similar issue before when trying to include additional variables alongside `$_SERVER['PHP_SELF']` in a form submission. What I ended up doing was adding hidden input fields to the form to carry those variables.

In your case, if you want to include the `$user_id` variable in the form submission, you can add a hidden input field like this:

html
<form action="<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="user_id" value="<?php echo $user_id; ?>">
<!-- Rest of the form fields -->
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit">
</form>


By adding this hidden input field, the `$user_id` variable will be sent along with the form data when submitting it to the same page. Then, you can access the submitted value in your PHP script using `$_POST['user_id']`.

Make sure to validate and sanitize the input to ensure security. Hope this helps!

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