user2988211 user2988211 - 9 months ago 55
PHP Question

Codeigniter error message Cannot modify header information

I got this error message when i run my php codeigniter project :

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by
(output started at

Filename: core/Common.php

Line Number: 442

lien 17 :

echo $row->members_id . "</br>";

this is my model function :

function convert_all() {
$this->db->query("INSERT INTO `table1` (`members_id`, `members_username`);
$query = $this->db->get('table2');
foreach ($query->result() as $row) {
if ($row->members_id > 1) {
echo $row->members_id . "</br>";
if ($this->isadvanced($row->members_id, $row->members_direct_id)) {
$this->insert_to_right($row, $row->members_direct_id);
} else {
$this->insert_to_left($row, $row->members_direct_id);

Answer Source

While using codeigniter, its best recommended that you echo only in views.

Echoing anywhere randomly sends some data to browser, after which you can't modify headers (this includes attempt to redirect, set content-type, etc)

You should re-organize your code, such that, echo are done within views only. This will solve your header issues in Codeigniter.

This also includes extra whitespaces at the end after the closing brace "}" in the php file which is other than in the view as per my example.