CakePHP 4 How To Get Query String Parameters Tutorial

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Inside this article we will see CakePHP 4 How to get query string parameters values. Article contains very classified information about reading query string values from URL.

Examples of Query string are –



Query string parameters are concatenated using & symbol starts using ? symbol.

To get over the values of query string, CakePHP 4 have few methods. After using these methods you can read all the values either in bulk or access a single value. So, if you are looking for an article which gives you the understanding of reading Query string values in CakePHP 4, then you are at right place to learn.

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CakePHP 4 Installation

To create a CakePHP project, run this command into your shell or terminal. Make sure composer should be installed in your system.

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist cakephp/app:~4.0 mycakephp

Above command will creates a project with the name called mycakephp.

Create Controller

Open project into terminal and run this command –

$ bin/cake bake controller Site --no-actions

It will create a file SiteController.php inside /src/Controller folder.

Open SiteController.php and write this code into it.



namespace App\Controller;

class SiteController extends AppController
    public function initialize(): void
        // Loading layout

    public function index()
        // Reading all query string parameters
        $queryParams = $this->request->getQueryParams();
        // Read a single specific value from query string via key name
        echo $this->request->getQuery("name");
        // your code

Get all parameters from Query string, It returns the all values into an array format.


To get a single value from query string we use the key name, “name” is the parameter name of query string.


Application Testing

Example of a URL


Read all parameters

$queryParams = $this->request->getQueryParams();


Array ( [name] => Sanjay [email] => )

Get a single specific value

echo $this->request->getQuery("name");



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