Setting UTF-encoding with a PHP header

Sometimes, I need to write a one-off PHP script to export/import data from a database, for example. Since I am not using any kind of front-end interface, I have found that I sometimes have to specifically set the encoding on the page to avoid any extended character issues with the database. I use: header(‘Content-Type: text/html; […]

Easy way to pass multiple variables to a CodeIgniter validation callback

I was recently working on a custom form validation callback for my CodeIgniter script. By default, one gets the field that you’re validating available in the callback function. For example, if I have the following form validation rule: $this->form_validation->set_rules(‘discountGlobal’, ‘Global Discount’, ‘trim|integer|max_length[1]|xss_clean|prep_for_form|only_one_global_discount[]’); My custom callback is only_one_global_discount. I am not explicitly passing anything through to […]