Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   47 times

How can I get various parameters related to the page request in zf2? Like post/get parameters, the route being accessed, headers sent and files uploaded.



The easiest way to do that would be to use the Params plugin, introduced in beta5. It has utility methods to make it easy to access different types of parameters. As always, reading the tests can prove valuable to understand how something is supposed to be used.

Get a single value

To get the value of a named parameter in a controller, you will need to select the appropriate method for the type of parameter you are looking for and pass in the name.


$this->params()->fromPost('paramname');   // From POST
$this->params()->fromQuery('paramname');  // From GET
$this->params()->fromRoute('paramname');  // From RouteMatch
$this->params()->fromHeader('paramname'); // From header
$this->params()->fromFiles('paramname');  // From file being uploaded


Default values

All of these methods also support default values that will be returned if no parameter with the given name is found.


$orderBy = $this->params()->fromQuery('orderby', 'name');

When visiting, $orderBy will have the value birthdate.
When visiting, $orderBy will have the default value name.

Get all parameters

To get all parameters of one type, just don't pass in anything and the Params plugin will return an array of values with their names as keys.


$allGetValues = $this->params()->fromQuery(); // empty method call

When visiting $allGetValues will be an array like

    'orderby' => 'birthdate',
    'filter'  => 'hasphone',


Not using Params plugin

If you check the source code for the Params plugin, you will see that it's just a thin wrapper around other controllers to allow for more consistent parameter retrieval. If you for some reason want/need to access them directly, you can see in the source code how it's done.


$this->getRequest()->getRequest('name', 'default');
$this->getEvent()->getRouteMatch()->getParam('name', 'default');

NOTE: You could have used the superglobals $_GET, $_POST etc., but that is discouraged.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

I still haven't come around to write the tutorial for that :S

I don't know if this is working with the annotationbuilder though! As the DoctrineModuleFormElementObjectSelect needs the EntityManager to work. The options for the ObjectSelect are as follows:

        'name'       => 'formElementName',
        'type'       => 'DoctrineModuleFormElementObjectSelect',
        'attributes' => array(
            'required' => true
        'options'    => array(
            'label'           => 'formElementLabel',
            'empty_option'    => '--- choose formElementName ---',
            'object_manager'  => $this->getEntityManager(),
            'target_class'    => 'MynamespaceEntityEntityname',
            'property'        => 'nameOfEntityPropertyAsSelect'

In this case i make use of $this->getEntityManager(). I set up this dependency when calling the form from the ServiceManager. Personally i always do this from FactoryClasses. My FormFactory looks like this:

public function createService(ServiceLocatorInterface $serviceLocator)
    $em = $serviceLocator->get('DoctrineORMEntityManager');

    $form = new ErgebnishaushaltProduktForm('ergebnisform', array(
        'entity_manager' => $em

    $classMethodsHydrator = new ClassMethodsHydrator(false);

    // Wir fügen zwei Strategien, um benutzerdefinierte Logik während Extrakt auszuführen
    $classMethodsHydrator->addStrategy('produktBereich', new StrategyProduktbereichStrategy())
                         ->addStrategy('produktGruppe', new StrategyProduktgruppeStrategy());

    $hydrator = new DoctrineEntity($em, $classMethodsHydrator);

         ->setObject(new ErgebnishaushaltProdukt())
         ->setInputFilter(new ErgebnishaushaltProduktFilter())
         ->setAttribute('method', 'post');

    return $form;

And this is where all the magic is happening. Magic, that is also relevant to your other Thread here on SO. First, i grab the EntityManager. Then i create my form, and inject the dependency for the EntityManager. I do this using my own Form, you may write and use a Setter-Function to inject the EntityManager.

Next i create a ClassMethodsHydrator and add two HydrationStrategies to it. Personally i need to apply those strategies for each ObjectSelect-Element. You may not have to do this on your side. Try to see if it is working without it first!

After that, i create the DoctrineEntity-Hydrator, inject the EntityManager as well as my custom ClassMethodsHydrator. This way the Strategies will be added easily.

The rest should be quite self-explanatory (despite the german classnames :D)

Why the need for strategies

Imo, this is something missing from the DoctrineEntity currently, but things are still in an early stage. And once DoctrineModule-Issue#106 will be live, things will change again, probably making it more comfortable.

A Strategy looks like this:

namespace HaushaltportalStdlibHydratorStrategy;

use ZendStdlibHydratorStrategyStrategyInterface;

class ProduktbereichStrategy implements StrategyInterface
    public function extract($value)
        if (is_numeric($value) || $value === null) {
            return $value;

        return $value->getId();

    public function hydrate($value)
        return $value;

So whenever the $value is not numeric or null, meaning: it should be an Object, we will call the getId() function. Personally i think it's a good idea to give each Element it's own strategy, but if you are sure you won't be needing to change the strategy at a later point, you could create a global Strategy for several elements like DefaultGetIdStrategy or something.

All this is basically the good work of Michael Gallego aka Bakura! In case you drop by the IRC, just hug him once ;)

Edit An additional resource with a look into the future - updated hydrator-docs for a very likely, soon to be included, pull request

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Please refer to this post, for a cleaner and more appropriate solution!

Zend Framework 2 - Hydrator strategy for Doctrine relationship not working

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Try as below for ZF2

$this->getEvent()->getRouteMatch()->getParam('action', 'index'); 

$this->getEvent()->getRouteMatch()->getParam('controller', 'index');
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Paulo Freitas
answered 2 Months ago

You're not very clear so I suggets a few solutions...

If you need the plain POST value, you can access it using


From the controller's context.

If you need the value from the form which has been assigned previously, you can access it using


However, if you're using InputFilters, you need to fetch it using


Otherwise, the value you're retrieving was not passed through the filters.

Monday, August 23, 2021
answered 2 Months ago
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