Using PHP to get Javascript Array

Posted on 2007-10-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi i have javascript Array for and i would like to pass it to the next page which is coded in PHP

Problem is I tried methods found in this site but all seem out of luck


blendArray = (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8);

function setValue(){
  document.test.arv.value = blendArray;
  alert (document.test.arv.value);

<form action="phpArrayTest.php" method=post name=test onSubmit=setValue()>
<input name=arv type=hidden>
<input type=submit>

In PHP i use

$getArray = $_POST['arv'];

and print out $getArray but nothing shown.
Question by:chockmilk
LVL 49

Expert Comment

ID: 20083351
you could use:

document.forms['test'] .arv.value = blendArray.join(";");

And in php use:

$getArray = explode(';', $_POST['arv']);

LVL 75

Assisted Solution

by:Michel Plungjan
Michel Plungjan earned 80 total points
ID: 20083460
Correct syntax is
blendArray = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8];

Does it alert?

Here is the canonical way to do this:

function setValue(theForm){
  theForm.arv.value = blendArray.toString(); // or blendArray.join(",") as Roonan suggested
  alert (theForm.arv.value);

<form action="phpArrayTest.php" method="post" onSubmit="setValue(this)">
<input name=arv type=hidden>
<input type=submit>


Accepted Solution

KhoiNqq earned 120 total points
ID: 20083482
To access the post data as array, you should post the array item as separate hidden input with the name in form: arv[] (like the PHP array format)

<script type="text/javascript">
  blendArray = [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]; // using [ ] for array define instead of ( )
  function onSubmit(){
   var oF = document.getElementById("test");
   setArray("arv", blendArray);
  function setArray(name, arr){
   var oF = document.getElementById("test");
   for (var i = 0; i < arr.length; i++){
      var iH = document.createElement('input');
<form action="phpArrayTest.php" method="post" name="test" id="test" onSubmit="onSubmit()">
<input type="submit" />
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Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 20083488
Yikes :)

Author Comment

ID: 20084078
thanks alot guy for helping me out


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