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I need to send a piece of information from one php page to another (kind of like a form).
The thing is that I need the page to send a different piece of information based on what link is clicked.
Something like this:

<a href="some code">Send Information 1</a><a href="some other code">Send Information 2</a>

I don't know how to do this, so does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance! <_<

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You will need to study the PHP manual and learn about the "GET" method.

start here


The basic are that you add a 'query string' to the URL in the Anchor tag, like so:

<a href="target_page.php?info=this_information">Send Information 1</a>
In the above example Anchor tag, "this_information" is the information being sent, and it is named "info" in the $_GET array.

Then you need to write a php script that handles the information in the receiving file.

The php.net site can be your best friend.

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As slip said, you will probably have to read tutorials. Look up codes. If you don't know a function google it ex: "php if". That said, i might be able to help too.

It would probably be best to use a form "depending on the situation".

Say the name of the form is "form". You have a text field named "test". What you want to do is Post the information that has been entered into test to post.php. post.php the takes your information and processes it how you feel neccessary.


<form id="form" name="form" method="post" action="post.php">
   <input type="text" name="Test" id="Test" />
   <input type="submit" name="submit" id="submit" value="Submit" />

OK. there is the form. what you type in the textfield will get sent to post.php when you click submit.

what you can do with post.php


<?php$form = $_POST['Test'];echo "$form";?>
this will just echo what you have entered into the textfield onto the page post.php. pretty simple but it can get complicated.

if you need more help just reply and ask. we will be willing to help "i think" :lol:

Notice from rvalkass:

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Edited by rvalkass (see edit history)

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