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php best way to redirect

Posted on 2010-08-20
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Hi,

I was wondering what the best way is to redirect a user after they have submitted a form. currently after submitting the form a user would have to sit at a blank php page.

I need it to redirect after some operations are performed.

whats the best way?

thanks.
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Question by:Solutionabc
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meagain35 earned 500 total points
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typically using the header() function is quick and easy.
<?php
if ($_POST) {
  [the code you have for handling the submit]
  ....
  ....
  //Ok done, lets move them on.
  header(Location: "http://somewhere_else_but_here");
}
?>
<html>
<body>
page content
</body>
</html>

This would be placed at the top of the page after all your post work is done.
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by:marchent
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header('Location', 'http://.../index.php');
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by:jeremycrussell
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You can also use http_redirect() which is more forgiving if you happen to send output out to the page before you redirect.

It is part of the http extension, but if you have pecl or pear installed, pretty simple to add.

http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.http-redirect.php

pear install pecl_http

http extension included many other powerful functions as well.
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by:Solutionabc
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What if I do not want to redirect right away and wait about 7 seconds?
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by:jeremycrussell
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PHP offers a "sleep()" function, i.e sleep(7).
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