Php – passing parameters to php in a form


I have the basic html form echoed through php:

if (isset($_GET["pk"]))
 { $pk = $_GET["pk"];}
echo '<form action="up.php" method="post"
<label for="file">Filename:</label>
<input type="file" name="file" id="file" /> 
<br />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit" />

I would like to pass the value of pk to up.php

Modifying action="up.php?pk=$pk" did not work.

Best Solution

Use a hidden field:

<input type="hidden" name="pk" value="<?php echo $pk; ?>">

By the way, printing large amounts of HTML like you have there is ugly. Consider either stepping out of PHP to do so, using HEREDOC, a template engine, or a framework.


As noted below, you should not print GET and POST data back to the page without sanitizing it first. Assuming pk is a primary key, you should wrap $pk above with the intval function, at the very least.