Elliot Elliot - 2 months ago 9
PHP Question

Post data and retrieve the response using PHP Curl?

I'm very new to working with web services, and so I'm finding this pretty confusing.

If I have a URL I'm trying to post some JSON data to, I understand how to do this using the CURL PHP method.

What I'm wondering is, if I do this, and the URL has some kind of server response.. how do I get that response in my php and use it to take different actions within the PHP accordingly?

Thanks!

-Elliot

Answer

You'll have to set the CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER option to true.

$ch = curl_init($url);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $params);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
$result = curl_exec($ch);

curl_close($ch);

The response to your request will be available in the $result variable.