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URL parameters: How to get 'Action'-parameter


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1 June 2010 at 5:40am (Last edited: 1 June 2010 5:42am), Community Member, 39 Posts


I have a problem with URL parameters.

Here is my function in the page control:

function getAction() {
      $URLParams = Director::URLParams();
      $Action = $URLParams['Action'];
      return $Action;

in my template I have next line: <p>Action = $getAction</p>

My URLs are and

I need $getAction to return value 'getNews1' in both cases.

Right now those URLs show me a message 'Sorry, it seems you were trying to access a page that doesn't exist. Please check the spelling of the URL you were trying to access and try again.'

I guess that CMS is trying to find a page with URl pageName1/getNews1 or pageName1/pageName2/getNews1.

It doesn't understand that 'getNews1' - is not a page, but it is a parameter 'action'

Please help!


3 June 2010 at 8:13pm Community Member, 56 Posts

any luck? having a similiar problem..
wondering if I need to add something to director?


8 June 2010 at 9:58am Forum Moderator, 435 Posts

A my example:

function order($request) {
echo Director::absoluteBaseURL();
echo "Order ID " . $request->param('ID');
echo "Ordine Inserito : ";

with print_r and echo you can read value.

And link checkpay/order/24/demovalue?flush=1