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php - PHP1 calls PHP2 which calls PHP1 and passes variables

Hey everyone,

I have a question regarding PHP programming. I am currently working on a project where I have two PHP files, let's call them PHP1 and PHP2. I need PHP1 to call PHP2, but here's the tricky part - PHP2 needs to call PHP1 and pass some variables back to PHP1.

I understand that calling PHP files within one another can cause a loop, but in this case, it's necessary for the functionality I am trying to achieve. I have gone through the PHP documentation, but I'm still a bit confused on how to accomplish this.

Could someone please provide me with some guidance or an example of how I can achieve this? I would really appreciate any help or suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

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dickens.kitty

Hey,

I've come across a similar situation, and I found an alternative approach that might work for you. Instead of directly including PHP2 within PHP1, you can use the `$_SESSION` superglobal to pass variables between the two files.

In PHP1, you would set the variable in the session before calling PHP2:

php
// PHP1
session_start(); // Make sure to start the session

$_SESSION['name'] = "John"; // Set the variable

// Call PHP2
include('path/to/PHP2.php');

// Use the updated value of $_SESSION['name'] from PHP2
echo $_SESSION['name'];


In PHP2, you can modify the session variable and pass it back to PHP1:

php
// PHP2
session_start(); // Make sure to start the session

$_SESSION['name'] = "Peter"; // Modify the session variable

// Redirect back to PHP1
header('Location: path/to/PHP1.php');
exit();


By using the session, you can easily pass variables between PHP files without the need for including one within another. Just make sure to start the session in both files before accessing or modifying the `$_SESSION` variable.

Give it a try, and let me know if you have any further questions!

hcarroll

Hey there,

I've encountered a similar scenario before, so hopefully, I can help you out! In my case, I needed to pass variables between PHP files as well.

To accomplish this, I used the `include` or `require` function in PHP1 to include PHP2 within PHP1. This way, PHP2 becomes a part of PHP1's execution, and any variable changes made in PHP2 will reflect in PHP1.

For example, let's say PHP1 has a variable called `$name` that we want to pass to PHP2. In PHP1, you can include PHP2 like this:

php
// PHP1
$name = "John";

// Include PHP2
include('path/to/PHP2.php');

// Use the updated value of $name from PHP2
echo $name;


In PHP2, you can modify `$name` and pass it back to PHP1:

php
// PHP2
$name = "Peter";

// Pass the value back to PHP1
include('path/to/PHP1.php');


After PHP2 modifies `$name`, PHP1 can continue executing with the updated value.

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

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