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filter_input_array

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filter_input_arrayObtiene variables externas y opcionalmente las filtra

Descripción

mixed filter_input_array ( int $type [, mixed $definition [, bool $add_empty = true ]] )

Esta función es útil para recuperar muchos valores sin necesidad de hacer repetidas llamadas a filter_input().

Parámetros

type

Una de las siguientes: INPUT_GET, INPUT_POST, INPUT_COOKIE, INPUT_SERVER o INPUT_ENV.

definition

Un array definiendo los argumentos. Una clave válida será aquella que contiene un string con el nombre de una variable y un valor válido aquel que o bien es un tipo filter type o un array especificando opcionalmente el filtro, flags y opciones. Si el valor es un array, las claves válidas serán: filter que especifica el tipo filter type, flags que define cualquier flag que deba aplicarse a los filtros, y options que establece cualquier opción que se deba aplicar al filtro. Para entender mejor su funcionamiento, vea el ejemplo inferior.

Este parámetro puede ser también un entero que indique una constante de filtro. Entonces todos los valores en el array de entrada son filtrados por ese filtro.

add_empty

Añade claves faltantes como NULL al valor devuelto.

Valores devueltos

En caso de éxito, un array con los valores de las variables que se han pedido o FALSE en caso de fallo. Un valor del array puede ser FALSE si el filtro falla o NULL si la variable no está creada. O, si se usa el flag FILTER_NULL_ON_FAILURE y la variable no está definida retorna FALSE y NULL si el filtro falla.

Ejemplos

Ejemplo #1 Un ejemplo con filter_input_array()

<?php
error_reporting
(E_ALL E_STRICT);
/* Los datos vienen realmente por POST
$_POST = array(
    'id_producto'    => 'libgd<script>',
    'componente'     => '10',
    'version'      => '2.0.33',
    'test_escalar'    => array('2', '23', '10', '12'),
    'test_array'     => '2',
);
*/

$args = array(
    
'id_producto'   => FILTER_SANITIZE_ENCODED,
    
'componente'    => array('filter'    => FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
                            
'flags'     => FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY
                            
'options'   => array('min_range' => 1'max_range' => 10)
                           ),
    
'version'     => FILTER_SANITIZE_ENCODED,
    
'no_existe' => FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
    
'test_escalar'   => array(
                            
'filter' => FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
                            
'flags'  => FILTER_REQUIRE_SCALAR,
                           ),
    
'test_array'    => array(
                            
'filter' => FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
                            
'flags'  => FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY,
                           )

);

$mis_entradas filter_input_array(INPUT_POST$args);

var_dump($mis_entradas);
echo 
"\n";
?>

El resultado del ejemplo sería:

array(6) {
  ["id_producto"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(17) "libgd%3Cscript%3E"
  }
  ["componente"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(10)
  }
  ["version"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    string(6) "2.0.33"
  }
  ["no_existe"]=>
  NULL
  ["test_escalar"]=>
  bool(false)
  ["test_array"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(2)
  }
}

Historial de cambios

Versión Descripción
5.4.0 Se añadió el parámetro add_empty.

Notas

Nota:

No existe la clave REQUEST_TIME en la matriz INPUT_SERVER porque este valor se inserta posteriormente en $_SERVER.

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CertaiN
6 months ago
[New Version]
This function is very useful for filtering complicated array structure.
Also, Some integer bitmasks and invalid UTF-8 sequence detection are available.

Code:
<?php
/**
* @param  integer $type    Constant like INPUT_XXX.
* @param  array   $default Default structure of the specified super global var.
*                          Following bitmasks are available:
*  + FILTER_STRUCT_FORCE_ARRAY - Force 1 dimensional array.
*  + FILTER_STRUCT_TRIM        - Trim by ASCII control chars.
*  + FILTER_STRUCT_FULL_TRIM   - Trim by ASCII control chars,
*                                full-width and no-break space.
* @return array            The value of the filtered super global var.
*/
define('FILTER_STRUCT_FORCE_ARRAY', 1);
define('FILTER_STRUCT_TRIM', 2);
define('FILTER_STRUCT_FULL_TRIM', 4);
function
filter_struct_utf8($type, array $default) {
    static
$func = __FUNCTION__;
    static
$trim = "[\\x0-\x20\x7f]";
    static
$ftrim = "[\\x0-\x20\x7f\xc2\xa0\xe3\x80\x80]";
    static
$recursive_static = false;
    if (!
$recursive = $recursive_static) {
       
$types = array(
           
INPUT_GET => $_GET,
           
INPUT_POST => $_POST,
           
INPUT_COOKIE => $_COOKIE,
           
INPUT_REQUEST => $_REQUEST,
        );
        if (!isset(
$types[(int)$type])) {
            throw new
LogicException('unknown super global var type');
        }
       
$var = $types[(int)$type];
       
$recursive_static = true;
    } else {
       
$var = $type;
    }
   
$ret = array();
    foreach (
$default as $key => $value) {
        if (
$is_int = is_int($value)) {
            if (!(
$value | (
               
FILTER_STRUCT_FORCE_ARRAY |
               
FILTER_STRUCT_FULL_TRIM |
               
FILTER_STRUCT_TRIM
           
))) {
               
$recursive_static = false;
                throw new
LogicException('unknown bitmask');
            }
            if (
$value & FILTER_STRUCT_FORCE_ARRAY) {
               
$tmp = array();
                if (isset(
$var[$key])) {
                    foreach ((array)
$var[$key] as $k => $v) {
                        if (!
preg_match('//u', $k)){
                            continue;
                        }
                       
$value &= FILTER_STRUCT_FULL_TRIM | FILTER_STRUCT_TRIM;
                       
$tmp += array($k => $value ? $value : '');
                    }
                }
               
$value = $tmp;
            }
        }
        if (
$isset = isset($var[$key]) and is_array($value)) {
           
$ret[$key] = $func($var[$key], $value);
        } elseif (!
$isset || is_array($var[$key])) {
           
$ret[$key] = null;
        } elseif (
$is_int && $value & FILTER_STRUCT_FULL_TRIM) {
           
$ret[$key] = preg_replace("/\A{$ftrim}++|{$ftrim}++\z/u", '', $var[$key]);
        } elseif (
$is_int && $value & FILTER_STRUCT_TRIM) {
           
$ret[$key] = preg_replace("/\A{$trim}++|{$trim}++\z/u", '', $var[$key]);
        } else {
           
$ret[$key] = preg_replace('//u', '', $var[$key]);
        }
        if (
$ret[$key] === null) {
           
$ret[$key] = $is_int ? '' : $value;
        }
    }
    if (!
$recursive) {
       
$recursive_static = false;
    }
    return
$ret;
}
?>
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sdupuis at blax dot ca
6 months ago
Note that although you can provide a default filter for the entire input array there is no way to provide a flag for that filter without building the entire definition array yourself.

So here is a small function that can alleviate this hassle!

<?php
function filter_input_array_with_default_flags($type, $filter, $flags, $add_empty = true) {
   
$loopThrough = array();
    switch (
$type) {
        case
INPUT_GET : $loopThrough = $_GET; break;
        case
INPUT_POST : $loopThrough = $_POST; break;
        case
INPUT_COOKIE : $loopThrough = $_COOKIE; break;
        case
INPUT_SERVER : $loopThrough = $_SERVER; break;
        case
INPUT_ENV : $loopThrough = $_ENV; break;
    }
  
   
$args = array();
    foreach (
$loopThrough as $key=>$value) {
       
$args[$key] = array('filter'=>$filter, 'flags'=>$flags);
    }
   
    return
filter_input_array($type, $args, $add_empty);
}
?>
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CertaiN
6 months ago
[New Version]

Example Usage:
<?php
$_GET
['A']['a'] = '  CORRECT(including some spaces)    ';
$_GET['A']['b'] = '  CORRECT(including some spaces)    ';
$_GET['A']['c'] = "Invalid UTF-8 sequence: \xe3\xe3\xe3";
$_GET['A']['d']['invalid_structure'] = 'INVALID';

$_GET['B']['a'] = '  CORRECT(including some spaces)    ';
$_GET['B']['b'] = "Invalid UTF-8 sequence: \xe3\xe3\xe3";
$_GET['B']['c']['invalid_structure'] = 'INVALID';
$_GET['B']["Invalid UTF-8 sequence: \xe3\xe3\xe3"] = 'INVALID';

$_GET['C']['a'] = '  CORRECT(including some spaces)    ';
$_GET['C']['b'] = "Invalid UTF-8 sequence: \xe3\xe3\xe3";
$_GET['C']['c']['invalid_structure'] = 'INVALID';
$_GET['C']["Invalid UTF-8 sequence: \xe3\xe3\xe3"] = 'INVALID';

$_GET['unneeded_item'] = 'UNNEEDED';

var_dump(filter_struct_utf8(INPUT_GET, array(
   
'A' => array(
       
'a' => '',
       
'b' => FILTER_STRUCT_TRIM,
       
'c' => '',
       
'd' => '',
    ),
   
'B' => FILTER_STRUCT_FORCE_ARRAY,
   
'C' => FILTER_STRUCT_FORCE_ARRAY | FILTER_STRUCT_TRIM,
)));
?>

Example Result:
array(3) {
  ["A"]=>
  array(4) {
    ["a"]=>
    string(36) "  CORRECT(including some spaces)    "
    ["b"]=>
    string(30) "CORRECT(including some spaces)"
    ["c"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["d"]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["B"]=>
  array(3) {
    ["a"]=>
    string(36) "  CORRECT(including some spaces)    "
    ["b"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["c"]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
  ["C"]=>
  array(3) {
    ["a"]=>
    string(30) "CORRECT(including some spaces)"
    ["b"]=>
    string(0) ""
    ["c"]=>
    string(0) ""
  }
}
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Anonymous
4 years ago
Beware: if none of the arguments is set, this function returns NULL, not an array of NULL values.

/* No POST vars set in request
$_POST = array();
*/

$args = array('some_post_var' => FILTER_VALIDATE_INT);
$myinputs = filter_input_array(INPUT_POST, $args);
var_dump($myinputs);

Expected Output: array(1) { ["some_post_var"]=> NULL }

Actual Output: NULL
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ville at N0SPAM dot zydo dot com
4 years ago
While filtering input arrays, be careful of what flags you set besides FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY. For example, setting the flags like so:

<?php
$filter
= array(
'myInputArr' => array('filter' => FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING,
                     
'flags' => array('FILTER_FLAG_STRIP_LOW', 'FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY'))
);

$form_inputs = filter_input_array(INPUT_POST, $filter);
?>

.. will result in a blank $form_inputs['myInputArr'] regardless of what $_POST['myInputArr'] contains.
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CertaiN
11 months ago
This function is very useful for filtering complicated array structure.

Code:
<?php
function filter_request($var, $default_structure) {

   
$ret = array();

    foreach (
$default_structure as $key => $value) {
        if (!isset(
$var[$key])) {
           
$ret[$key] = $value;
        } elseif (
is_array($value)) {
           
$ret[$key] = filter_request($var[$key], $value);
        } elseif (
is_array($var[$key])) {
           
$ret[$key] = $value;
        } else {
           
$ret[$key] = $var[$key];
        }
    }

    return
$ret;

}
?>

Sample Usage:
<?php
$_GET
['a']['wrong_structure'] = 'foo';
$_GET['b']['c'] = 'CORRECT';
$_GET['b']['d']['wrong_structure'] = 'bar';
$_GET['unneeded_item'] = 'baz';

var_dump(filter_request($_GET, array(
   
'a' => 'DEFAULT',
   
'b' => array(
       
'c' => 'DEFAULT',
       
'd' => 'DEFAULT',
    ),
)));
?>

Sample Result:
array(2) {
  ["a"]=>
  string(21) "DEFAULT"
  ["b"]=>
  array(2) {
    ["c"]=>
    string(12) "CORRECT"
    ["d"]=>
    string(21) "DEFAULT"
  }
}
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kibblewhite at live dot com
5 years ago
If you are trying to handling multiple form inputs with same name, then you must assign the `'flags'  => FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY` to the definitions entry.

Example, you have a html form as such:
<form>
<input name="t1[]" value="Some string One" />
<input name="t1[]" value="Another String Two" />
</form>

Your definitions array will look a little like this:
$args = array(
  't1'    => array(
      'name' => 't1',
      'filter' => FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING,
      'flags'  => FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY)
);
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kdeloach at gmail dot com
5 years ago
@iam4webwork

This is not specific to filter_input.  If you have an element in HTML called names[], it can be accessed by calling $_POST['names'].
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Kevin
6 years ago
Looks like filter_input_array isn't aware of changes to the input arrays that were made before calling filter_input_array. Instead, it always looks at the originally submitted input arrays.

So this will not work:

$_POST['my_float_field'] = str_replace(',','.',$_POST['my_float_field']);
$args = array('my_float_field',FILTER_VALIDATE_FLOAT);
$result = filter_input_array(INPUT_POST, $args);
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phpnotes dot 20 dot zsh at spamgourmet dot com
6 years ago
The above example will actually output "NULL" because of the undefined variable doesnotexist - see http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=42608.
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Sinured
6 years ago
extract() is a very convenient way of copying all those variables to the local scope. (see http://www.php.net/extract)
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iam4webwork at NOSPAM dot hotmail dot com
7 years ago
The above example raises other questions such as how one would validate an html array.  In the input form each input tag that refers to an html array would be named for example testarray[].  However, after the form is submitted, the syntax for validating the values is different from  the expected $_POST['testarray[]']. Instead one has to drop the braces and validate as follows, assuming that testarray[] is supposed to be an html array of numerical values:

Valid test:

echo '*';
echo filter_input(
INPUT_POST,
'testarray',
FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY
);
echo '*';

But the following is an invalid test that results in 2 consequtive asterisks only!

echo '*';
echo filter_input(INPUT_POST,
'testarray[]',
FILTER_VALIDATE_INT,
FILTER_REQUIRE_ARRAY
);
echo '*';

So, there is a naming inconsistency going on, as after the form is submitted, one has to forget about the original name of the submitted array by dropping its braces. Maybe when the PECL/Filter extension is reviewed again, the great ones might consider making the syntax a little more forgiving.
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