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How to get parameters from a URL string in PHP?
  • Last Updated : 07 May, 2019

The parameters from a URL string can be be retrieved in PHP using pase_url() and parse_str() functions.

Note: Page URL and the parameters are separated by the ? character.

parse_url() Function: The parse_url() function is used to return the components of a URL by parsing it. It parse an URL and return an associative array which contains its various components.

Syntax:

parse_url( $url, $component = -1 )

parse_str() Function: The parse_str() function is used to parse a query string into variables. The string passed to this function for parsing is in the format of a query string passed via a URL.



Syntax:

parse_str( $string, $array )

Approach: Parse the URL string using parse_url() function which will return an associative array that contains its (passed URL) various components. The query of the array returned by parse_url() function which contains a query string of URL.

Below examples uses parse_url() and parse_str() function to get the parameters from URL string.
Example 1:




<?php
  
// Inintialize URL to the variable
      
// Use parse_url() function to parse the URL 
// and return an associative array which
// contains its various components
$url_components = parse_url($url);
  
// Use parse_str() function to parse the
// string passed via URL
parse_str($url_components['query'], $params);
      
// Display result
echo ' Hi '.$params['name'];
  
?>
Output:
Hi Tonny

Example 2:




<?php
  
// Inintialize URL to the variable
      
// Use parse_url() function to parse the URL 
// and return an associative array which
// contains its various components
$url_components = parse_url($url);
  
// Use parse_str() function to parse the
// string passed via URL
parse_str($url_components['query'], $params);
      
// Display result
echo ' Hi '.$params['name'].' your emailID is '.$params['email'];
  
?>
Output:
Hi Amit your emailID is amit1998@gmail.com
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