7

I've implemented hook_menu roughly as follows:

function sample_menu() {
    return array(
        'path/to/things' => array(
            'page callback' => 'callback_function',
            'access arguments' => array('access content'),
            'page arguments' => array(),
            'type' => MENU_CALLBACK
        )
    );
}

I want to be able to post data to this url. So says $_POST is the following array:

array(
    'data1' => 'value1',
    'data2' => 'value2',
)

How can I access $_POST['data1'] and $_POST['data2'] inside the callback? Directly accessing $_POST seems to not work (it's var_dumped as empty).

14

They access $_POST in the same way other functions do.

Take file_ajax_upload() as example; it contains the following code.

  if (empty($_POST['form_build_id']) || $form_build_id != $_POST['form_build_id']) {
    // Invalid request.
    drupal_set_message(t('An unrecoverable error occurred. The uploaded file likely exceeded the maximum file size (@size) that this server supports.', array('@size' => format_size(file_upload_max_size()))), 'error');
    $commands = array();
    $commands[] = ajax_command_replace(NULL, theme('status_messages'));
    return array('#type' => 'ajax', '#commands' => $commands);
  }

The function is a page callback defined in file_menu().

  $items['file/ajax'] = array(
    'page callback' => 'file_ajax_upload', 
    'delivery callback' => 'ajax_deliver', 
    'access arguments' => array('access content'), 
    'theme callback' => 'ajax_base_page_theme', 
    'type' => MENU_CALLBACK,
  );
  • looks like this is correct. I think my error had to do with how I was posting the data ... I wasn't doing it correctly anyway. – gregghz Jul 6 '12 at 21:08

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