$session->getVal() method

Get a session variable or return $val argument if session value not present

This is the same as get() except that it lets you specify a fallback return value in the method call. For a namespace version use Session::getValFor() instead.

Available since version 3.0.133.


// basic usage
$mixed = $session->getVal(string $key);

// usage with all arguments
$mixed = $session->getVal(string $key, mixed $val = null);



Name of session variable to retrieve.

val (optional)mixed

Fallback value to return if session does not have it.

Return value


Returns value of seession variable, or NULL if not found.

$session methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.225

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