Accessing Form Variables

Additionally, you can access request variables (get/post) by accessing the request with $this->getRequest(). This returns an object that inherits from Zend_Controller_Request_Abstract.

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The following example demonstrates reading in a posted variable called name.

Example 3.1. Accessing post data (driver.php)

    class Driver_backend_requests_weather_controller extends Module_Backend_Driver_Abstract
        public function run($path)
            $request = $this->getRequest();
            $name = $request->getPost('name');
        /* other code will go here */