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The Flashdata Helper

The Flashdata Helper

Trongate supports 'flashdata'. Flashdata is session data that will only be available for the next request, before being automatically removed. This can be useful for one-time informational messages (for example: 'The record was successfully created').

To Set Flashdata

Flashdata can be set with one line of code which takes the form:


This is assuming that you have a message which, in this instance, has been assigned to a $msg variable.  For example.

$msg = 'The record was updated';

Of course, you can save a line of code by passing your message directly into your flashdata declaration.  For example:

set_flashdata('The record was updated');​

Displaying Flashdata

Flashdata can be displayed by calling flashdata() from within a view file.  


By default, flashdata messages will be displayed as green text within a paragraph.  However, you can change the format of your flashdata by adding optional opening and closing tags as arguments.  For example:

flashdata('<div style="font-weight: bold; color: blue;">', '</div>');

Below is an example of a view file that contains the flashdata() method.

flashdata example


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