Passing multiple variables to another page in url


I'm passing a variable to another page in a url using sessions like this but it seems that I can't concatenate another variable to the same url and retrieve it in the next page successfully

Page 1

$event_id = $_SESSION['event_id'];
echo $event_id;

$url = "http://localhost/main.php?email=" . $email_address . $event_id;     

Page 2

if (isset($_GET['event_id'])) {
$event_id = $_GET['event_id'];}
echo $event_id;

echo $event_id shows an error Undefined variable on page 2 but if I use just the event_id in the $url like here

 $url = "http://localhost/main.php?event_id=" . $event_id;

That works fine, but I need to be able to use both variables in the url so that page 2 can retrieve get them.

10/27/2012 5:49:46 PM

Accepted Answer

Use the ampersand & to glue variables together:

$url = "http://localhost/main.php?email=$email_address&event_id=$event_id";
//                               ^ start of vars      ^next var
10/27/2012 5:36:33 PM

Your first variable declartion must start with a ? while any additional must be concatenated with a &


Pretty simple but another said you dont pass session variables through the url bar 1.You dont need to because a session is passed throughout the whole website from header when you put in header file risks
Here is first page code

$url = "http://localhost/main.php?email=" . urlencode($email_address) . "&eventid=" . urlencode($event_id);

2nd page when getting the variables from the url bar is:

if(isset($_GET['email']) && !empty($_GET['email']) AND isset($_GET['eventid']) && !empty($_GET['eventid'])){ ////do whatever here }

Now if you want to do it the proper way of using the session you created then ignore my above code and call the session variables on the second page for instance create a session on the first page lets say for example:

 $_SESSION['WEB_SES'] = $email_address . "^" . $event_id;

obvious that you would have already assigned values to the session variables in the code above, you can call the session name whatever you want to i just used the example web_ses , the second page all you need to do is start a session and see if the session is there and check the variables and do whatever with them, example:

 if (isset($_SESSION['WEB_SES'])){
 $Array = explode("^", $_SESSION['WEB_SES']);
 $email = $Array[0];
 $event_id = $Array[1]
 echo "$email";
 echo "$event_id";

Like I said before the good thing about sessions are they can be carried throughout the entire website if this type of code in put in the header file that gets called upon on all pages that load, you can simple use the variable wherever and whenever. Hope this helps :)


You are checking isset($_GET['event_id'] but you've not set that get variable in your hyperlink, you are just adding email

http://localhost/main.php?email=" . $email_address . $event_id

And add another GET variable in your link

$url = "http://localhost/main.php?email=$email_address&event_id=$event_id";

You did not use to concatenate your string if you are using " quotes


Use & for this. Using & you can put as many variables as you want!

$url = "http://localhost/main.php?event_id=".$event_id."&email=".$email;

<a href="deleteshare.php?did=<?php echo "$rowc[id]"; ?>&uid=<?php echo "$id";?>">DELETE</a>

Pass multiple Variable one page to another page