WireInputData::find() method

Find all input vars that match given pattern in name (or optionally value)

Available since version 3.0.163.

Example

// find all input vars having name beginning with "title_" (i.e. title_en, title_de, title_es)
$values = $input->post->find('title_*');

// find all input vars having name with "title" anywhere in it (i.e. title, subtitle, titles, title_de)
$values = $input->post->find('*title*');

// find all input vars having value with the term "wire" anywhere, regardless of case
$values = $input->post->find('/wire/i', [ 'type' => 'value' ]);

// example of result from above find operation:
$values = [
  'title' => 'ProcessWire CMS',
  'subtitle' => 'Have plenty of caffeine to make sure you are wired',
  'sidebar' => 'Learn how to rewire a flux capacitor...',
  'summary' => 'All about the $wire API variable',
];

Usage

// basic usage
$array = $wireInputData->find(string $pattern);

// usage with all arguments
$array = $wireInputData->find(string $pattern, array $options = []);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
patternstring

Wildcard string or PCRE regular expression

options (optional)array
  • type (string): Specify "value" to match input value (rather input name), OR prefix pattern with "value=".
    • limit (int): Maximum number of items to return (default=0, no limit)
    • sanitizer (string): Name of sanitizer to run values through (default='', none)
    • arrays (bool): Also find on input varibles that are arrays? (default=false)

Return value

array

Returns associative array of values [ name => value ] if found, or empty array if none found.


WireInputData methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.163

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