View Full Version : header redirecting but included file is not working

05-06-2009, 08:01 PM
Hello, I have a script that is supposed to redirect to the same page but pass a get parameter to flag which partial is included on the page.

The redirect is working and the section where the template is to be included is entered but it's still showing the previous template. It's almost like
the include is getting ignored.

Sample code:

$update = $db->create_update("prescriptions", $_POST, null, "id =". $_POST['prescription_id']);
if($update){ header("Location: prescription.php?step=1"); exit; }

include_once(BASE_PATH ."/templates/cpanel/prescription.tmpl.html");

and here's the code in the prescription.tmpl.html template:

<body leftmargin="10" topmargin="10" marginwidth="10" marginheight="10">

<?php if($step == 1){ echo "INCLUDING TEMPLATE 1 HERE"; include(BASE_PATH ."/templates/cpanel/prescription_1.tmpl.html"); } ?>
<?php if($step == 2){ include(BASE_PATH ."/templates/cpanel/prescription_2.tmpl.html"); } ?>


After the redirect, prescription_2.tmpl.html is still showing even though the if section where prescription_1.tmpl.html is to be included is entered.

Very strange - any ideas?

Clem C

05-06-2009, 08:33 PM
Well, is the second if section also entered?

05-07-2009, 03:50 AM
no -it's not entered at all. I definitely checked for that.

05-07-2009, 03:57 AM
GET parameters on the end of the URL are available as a $_GET variable. You must use $_GET['step']