How to remove a variable from a PHP session array


Question

I have PHP code that is used to add variables to a session:

<?php
    session_start();
    if(isset($_GET['name']))
    {
        $name = isset($_SESSION['name']) ? $_SESSION['name'] : array();
        $name[] = $_GET['name'];
        $_SESSION['name'] = $name;
    }
    if (isset($_POST['remove']))
    {
        unset($_SESSION['name']);
    }
?>
<pre>  <?php print_r($_SESSION); ?>  </pre>

<form name="input" action="index.php?name=<?php echo $list ?>" method="post">
  <input type="submit" name ="add"value="Add" />
</form>

<form name="input" action="index.php?name=<?php echo $list2 ?>" method="post">
  <input type="submit" name="remove" value="Remove" />
</form>

I want to remove the variable that is shown in $list2 from the session array when the user chooses 'Remove'.

But when I unset, ALL the variables in the array are deleted.

How I can delete just one variable?

1
48
3/4/2015 10:50:44 PM

Accepted Answer

if (isset($_POST['remove'])) {
    $key=array_search($_GET['name'],$_SESSION['name']);
    if($key!==false)
    unset($_SESSION['name'][$key]);
    $_SESSION["name"] = array_values($_SESSION["name"]);
} 

Since $_SESSION['name'] is an array, you need to find the array key that points at the name value you're interested in. The last line rearranges the index of the array for the next use.

56
2/11/2015 9:33:05 PM

To remove a specific variable from the session use:

session_unregister('variableName');

(see documentation) or

unset($_SESSION['variableName']);

NOTE: session_unregister() has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0 and REMOVED as of PHP 5.4.0.


Licensed under: CC-BY-SA with attribution
Not affiliated with: Stack Overflow
Icon