Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   23 times

I need to insert all variables sent with post, they were checkboxes each representing an user.

If I use GET I get something like this:


I need to insert the variables in the database.

How do I get all variables sent with POST? As an array or values separated with comas or something?



The variable $_POST is automatically populated.

Try var_dump($_POST); to see the contents.

You can access individual values like this: echo $_POST["name"];

This, of course, assumes your form is using the typical form encoding (i.e. enctype=”multipart/form-data”

If your post data is in another format (e.g. JSON or XML, you can do something like this:

$post = file_get_contents('php://input');

and $post will contain the raw data.

Assuming you're using the standard $_POST variable, you can test if a checkbox is checked like this:

if(isset($_POST['myCheckbox']) && $_POST['myCheckbox'] == 'Yes')

If you have an array of checkboxes (e.g.

<form action="myscript.php" method="post">
  <input type="checkbox" name="myCheckbox[]" value="A" />val1<br />
  <input type="checkbox" name="myCheckbox[]" value="B" />val2<br />
  <input type="checkbox" name="myCheckbox[]" value="C" />val3<br />
  <input type="checkbox" name="myCheckbox[]" value="D" />val4<br />
  <input type="checkbox" name="myCheckbox[]" value="E" />val5
  <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit" />

Using [ ] in the checkbox name indicates that the selected values will be accessed by PHP script as an array. In this case $_POST['myCheckbox'] won't return a single string but will return an array consisting of all the values of the checkboxes that were checked.

For instance, if I checked all the boxes, $_POST['myCheckbox'] would be an array consisting of: {A, B, C, D, E}. Here's an example of how to retrieve the array of values and display them:

  $myboxes = $_POST['myCheckbox'];
    echo("You didn't select any boxes.");
    $i = count($myboxes);
    echo("You selected $i box(es): <br>");
    for($j = 0; $j < $i; $j++)
      echo $myboxes[$j] . "<br>";
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

You can convince PHP's curl backend to stop doing the 100-continue-thing by setting an explicit request header:

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Expect:'));

This way you can post a request however long you would ever want and curl will not do the dual phase post.

I've blogged about this nearly two years ago.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

To make the post string correct, you must urlencode it. For example in description string you have spaces which break the post string.


$post_items[] = $key . '=' . $value;


$post_items[] = $key . '=' . urlencode($value);
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

The following uses strpos() to check that the POST string begins with book_

foreach($_POST as $key => $value) {
    if (strpos($key, 'book_') === 0) {
        // value starts with book_
Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

You have to use headers config sections for headers, not the root level.

return new Client([
    'base_uri' => env('API_HOST'),
    'headers' => [
        'Accept' => 'application/json',
        'Authorization' => 'Bearer ' . $token,
        'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago
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