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Passing data between pages with $_SESSION

Thread began 10/19/2019 5:24 pm by Stan | Last modified 10/21/2019 8:58 am by Ray Borduin | 241 views | 1 replies |


Passing data between pages with $_SESSION

I am having difficulty with this. To test I made two simple pages passing data from one to the next.

Page one.
echo session_id();
// Set session variables
$_SESSION["favcolor"] = "green";
$_SESSION["favanimal"] = "cat";
echo "Session variables are set.";

Page two.
echo session_id();
// Echo session variables that were set on previous page
echo "Favorite color is " . $_SESSION["favcolor"] . ".<br>";
echo "Favorite animal is " . $_SESSION["favanimal"] . ".";

Favorite color is .
Favorite animal is .NULL

The session ID is the same on both pages. What else should I be checking?
Thank you

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It could be an issue with the session_save_path in the php.ini file. If it is set to a bad directory that either doesn't exist or the permissions don't allow read/write access, then the session variables won't be saved properly.

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