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Yeah, so I'd like to navigate from one PHP page to another using a button. When the button is clicked I need to store some id value in the $_SESSION array to be used by the page I'm calling. How do I do this?

Below is the code for the button calling the php. I can pass the variable using GET but instead I'd like to use $_SESSION.

Thanks in advance!

      
print "<td align=\"center\"><input type=\"button\" name=\"modify_button\" value=\"Modify\" id=\"a-button\" ONCLICK=\"window.location.href='modify-ad.php\"></td>\n";

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by:khyer123
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here it is in php




<?php
session_start();
$_SESSION['name'] = <value>;
?>
 
<form action="destination_page.php" method="post">
<input type="submit" value="whatyouwantbuttontosay" />
</form>

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khyer123 earned 250 total points
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Here's another solution... if you are trying to get some sort of value that a user enters in and carry it across, and you don't want to use get... then just do the below. On the next page, you can access the value via $_POST['id'], and it won't show up in the URL like get does.
<form action="destination_page.php" method="post">
<input type="text" name="id" />
<input type="submit" value="whatyouwantbuttontosay" />
</form>

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by:php-newbie
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works for me :)
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