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PHP passing variables between pages using sessions

Posted on 2011-09-02
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I know I'm being thick but passing variables between pages in PHP seems awkward, or I'm sure I make it more complex that it needs be...

I have some variables I want to pass to another page, say a small array as a single variable.

$Car[1]="Ford";
$Car[2]="General Motors";
$Car[3]="VW";
$CarColor="Blue";

To begin the process I issue a session_start(): command.
What I don't understand is how I tell the script to stop remembering the variables I wish to add to the session and then regurgitate them on the next page?





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Question by:edhasted
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Page 1:

<?php

session_start();
$Car[1]="Ford";
$Car[2]="General Motors";
$Car[3]="VW";
$CarColor="Blue";


$_SESSION['car1'] = $Car[1];
$_SESSION['car2'] = $Car[2];
$_SESSION['car3'] = $Car[3];
$_SESSION['carColor'] = $CarColor;
?>

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Page 2:

<?php
session_start();

echo $_SESSION['car1'];
echo $_SESSION['car2'];
echo $_SESSION['car3'];
echo $_SESSION['carColor'];
session_destroy();

?>

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hope that help
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by:edhasted
ID: 36475168
Brilliant - that's it. I did try something similar but I clearly mucked up my syntax.
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by:edhasted
ID: 36475182
Many thanks for such as fast and easy to understand solution.

I had trawled several pages on the net and they were nowhere near as understandable or concise.
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