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Could you point a way on how to call a PHP file with parameters from inside a C# code?

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Hi Experts

Could you point a way on how to call a PHP file with parameters from inside a C# code?

It isn't needed to receive any value from PHP .

(WF project)

Thanks in advance.
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Question by:Eduardo Fuerte
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Prakash Samariya earned 1800 total points
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You can use WebClient to call (any) external URLs, check below code!
using (var client = new WebClient())
{
    var parameter1 = 50;
    var parameter = 100;
    var result = client.DownloadString(string.Format("http://YOURDOMAIN/YOURPMP.PMP?parameter1={0}&parameter2={1}", parameter1, parameter2));
}

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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 41774739
We'd really need to know what the PHP code is doing/expecting. Prakash's code works for a GET request, but it will not work if the PHP is expecting a POST. Can you expand on the PHP code?
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by:Prakash Samariya
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Could you point a way on how to call a PHP file with parameters from inside a C# code?
It isn't needed to receive any value from PHP .

@käµfm³d, Thanks for comment, but as @Eduardo has already mentioned that parameter will be passed to it, and it is not needed to receive any value from PHP!

You can send form-data in query string and it will work same as POST method in PHP! (I guess), so it won't be a problem

So my solution will work for this case!
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 41774794
Hi

@Prakash Samariya  
I guess your solution is near to work

C# code:
	private void bttnCLOSE_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
		{

            using (var client = new WebClient())
            {
                var parameter1 = "Bibliotecas";
                var parameter2 = "0";
                var parameter3 = "TRIAL";
                

                var result = client.DownloadString(string.Format("http://www.mysite.com.br/registra.php?parameter1={0}&parameter2={1}&parameter2={2}", parameter1, parameter2, parameter3));

            }
		this.Close();
		}

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PHP Code  (registra.php):
<?php

    $sistema = $_POST['sistema'];
    $key     = $_POST['key'];
    $client  = $_POST['client'];


    // Connect to server and select database.
	mysql_connect("$host", "$usermysql", "$passmysql")or die("cannot connect"); 
	mysql_select_db("$db_name")or die("cannot select DB");
    
    $dia = date("d/m/Y H:i:s");
    
    $sql = "INSERT INTO XXXX_login(sistema, casa, cpfc, dia) VALUES ('%s','%s', '%s','%s');";
       
//    echo $sql; 
    
    $comando = sprintf($sql, $sistema, $client, $key, $dia);
	$result=mysql_query($comando);
    
?>    

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I don't know why the parameters sent is received as "blank values" accordingly with
(the third line is correct, obtained from another technology system)
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Table structure
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Any suggestions?
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 41774834
Changing C# code to

var result = client.DownloadString(string.Format("http://www.mysite.com.br/registra.php?sistema=BIBLIOTECAS&key=0&client=TRIAL")); 

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And adapting the PHP code to:

    $sistema = $_GET['sistema'];
    $key     = $_GET['key'];
    $client  = $_GET['client'];

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It works fine. Maybe something else must be considered.
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by:Prakash Samariya
ID: 41774842
                var result = client.DownloadString(string.Format("http://www.mysite.com.br/registra.php?parameter1={0}&key={1}&parameter2={2}", parameter1, parameter2, parameter3));

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Replace with below line
                var result = client.DownloadString(string.Format("http://www.mysite.com.br/registra.php?sistema={0}&parameter2={1}&client={2}", parameter1, parameter2, parameter3));

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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 41774845
@Prakash
You can send form-data in query string and it will work same as POST method in PHP!
You cannot possibly say that without seeing the code; otherwise, you're just speculating. It all depends on how the PHP is written. If it is expecting POST data, then it won't look in the querystring. The HTTP spec doesn't forbid querystring parameter on POSTs, but generally speaking your "parameters" are in the data. Just because OP says "passed", it does not implicitly mean "passed via querystring."

As you can plainly see in the PHP, it's expecting POST parameters:

e.g.

$_POST['sistema'];
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 41774852
Sorry.... coding correctly

var result = client.DownloadString(string.Format("http://www.mysite.com.br/registra.php?sistema={0}&key={1}&client={2}", parameter1, parameter2, parameter3));

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Works fine!
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by:käµfm³d 👽
käµfm³d   👽 earned 200 total points
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@Eduardo

If you want to use WebClient, then you'd need to use one of the UploadData overloads. That method will allow you to submit a POST request.
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
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Our messages crossed... same meaning!
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
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@käµfm³d 👽

In my case it's not necessary to use POST.
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by:Eduardo Fuerte
ID: 41774888
Thanks for help!
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