filter_has_var

(PHP 5 >= 5.2.0, PHP 7)

filter_has_varChecks if variable of specified type exists

Description

bool filter_has_var ( int $type , string $variable_name )

Parameters

type

One of INPUT_GET, INPUT_POST, INPUT_COOKIE, INPUT_SERVER, or INPUT_ENV.

variable_name

Name of a variable to check.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

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drm at melp dot nl
8 years ago
Please note that the function does not check the live array, it actually checks the content received by php:

<?php
$_GET
['test'] = 1;
echo
filter_has_var(INPUT_GET, 'test') ? 'Yes' : 'No';
?>

would say "No", unless the parameter was actually in the querystring.

Also, if the input var is empty, it will say Yes.
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nanhe dot kumar at gmail dot com
4 years ago
Through this example i think you can better understand

    if ( !filter_has_var(INPUT_GET, 'email') ) {
        echo "Email Not Found";
    }else{
        echo "Email Found";
    }
    Output

    localhost/nanhe/test.php?email=1 //Email Found
    localhost/nanhe/test.php?email //Email Found
    http://localhost/nanhe/test.php //Email Not Found

Consider on second example

http://localhost/nanhe/test.php
$_GET['email']="info@nanhe.in";
if ( !filter_has_var(INPUT_GET, 'email') ) {
        echo "Email Not Found";
    }else{
        echo "Email Found";
    }
But output will be Email Not Found
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dezlov
2 years ago
For people who are wondering whether "magic_quotes_gpc" has any affect on "filter_input" operation, here is an extract from a PHP source file:

* As the input filter acts on input data before the magic quotes function mangles data, all access through the filter() function will not have any quotes or slashes added - it will be the pure data as send by the browser.

So when using this function, there is no need to strip the slashes when "magic_quotes_gpc" is enabled.
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