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string - Embedded variable in php curl request cannot be parsed (error 102)

Hey everyone,

I've been trying to make a PHP cURL request with an embedded variable, but it seems like it's not being parsed correctly. I keep getting an error 102.

Here's the code snippet I'm using:

```php
$variable = "myValue";
$url = "https://example.com/api?param={$variable}";

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$result = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

echo $result;
```

I've checked the value of `$url` and it seems to be correct with the variable properly embedded. However, when I execute the cURL request, I get the error 102.

I've tried searching for information about error 102 but couldn't find a definitive answer. Can someone please help me understand what might be causing this issue? Is there any mistake in my code or is there something else I need to consider?

Any insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

All Replies

megane.lind

User1:
Hey there,

I had a similar issue with a PHP cURL request before, and I managed to resolve it. Error 102 typically occurs when there's a problem with the SSL certificate verification. This could happen if the SSL certificate of the website you're making the request to is not properly configured or if it's self-signed.

One way to overcome this is by disabling SSL verification in your cURL request. You can use the `curl_setopt()` function to disable it like this:

php
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);


However, keep in mind that this solution should only be temporary as it poses a security risk by not validating the SSL certificate. If possible, you should try to fix or update the SSL certificate on the API server you're making the request to.

Give it a try and let me know if it resolves your issue or if you need further assistance.

uwolff

User2:
Hey,

I encountered a similar problem with an embedded variable in a PHP cURL request, and it turned out to be a simple mistake. In my case, I realized that the variable I was trying to embed had special characters that were not being properly encoded in the URL.

To fix it, I used the `urlencode()` function to ensure that the variable is correctly encoded for URL usage. Here's how I updated my code:

php
$variable = "myValue";
$url = "https://example.com/api?param=" . urlencode($variable);

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$result = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

echo $result;


By applying `urlencode()` to the embedded variable value, it ensures that any special characters are encoded, making the URL valid and preventing any potential parsing issues.

Give it a try and see if it solves your problem. Let me know if you need further assistance or if you have any other questions!

haylie89

User3:
Hi,

I've also encountered a similar issue with a PHP cURL request and an embedded variable before. In my case, the problem was related to the variable being passed as a query parameter in the URL.

After digging deeper, I found that the variable I was trying to embed had some special characters that conflicted with the URL structure. Specifically, characters like spaces or certain symbols were causing the parsing error.

To resolve this, I used the `rawurlencode()` function instead of `urlencode()`. This function encodes the variable value for URL usage without replacing spaces with the "+" character. Here's how I modified my code:

php
$variable = "my Value"; // Example variable with a space
$url = "https://example.com/api?param=" . rawurlencode($variable);

$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
$result = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);

echo $result;

By using `rawurlencode()`, the variable value is encoded in a way that preserves spaces and properly handles other characters that might be causing the parsing error.

Give it a try and let me know if it helps in resolving the issue. Feel free to ask if you have any further questions or need additional guidance!

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