include a php file and also send query parameters

04/22/2020 22:00:02

I have to show a page from my php script based on certain conditions. I have an if condition and am doing an "include" if the condition is satisfied.

if(condition here){
  include "myFile.php?id='$someVar'";
}

Now the problem is the server has a file "myFile.php" but I want to make a call to this file with an argument (id) and the value of "id" will change with each call.

Can someone please tell me how to achieve this? Thanks.

Verified Answer (205 Votes)

08/05/2009 15:25:23

Imagine the include as what it is: A copy & paste of the contents of the included PHP file which will then be interpreted. There is no scope change at all, so you can still access $someVar in the included file directly (even though you might consider a class based structure where you pass $someVar as a parameter or refer to a few global variables).

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Answer #2 (47 Votes)

08/05/2009 15:29:22

You could do something like this to achieve the effect you are after:

$_GET['id']=$somevar;
include('myFile.php');

However, it sounds like you are using this include like some kind of function call (you mention calling it repeatedly with different arguments).

In this case, why not turn it into a regular function, included once and called multiple times?

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Answer #3 (28 Votes)

08/05/2009 15:30:12

An include is just like a code insertion. You get in your included code the exact same variables you have in your base code. So you can do this in your main file :

<?
    if ($condition == true)
    {
        $id = 12345;
        include 'myFile.php';
    }
?>

And in "myFile.php" :

<?
    echo 'My id is : ' . $id . '!';
?>

This will output :

My id is 12345 !

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