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Use glob to display contents of a folder based on a session variable

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I am attempting to us glob to display contents of a users folder using a session variable.

Example: I have a session variable called department

$row_fullname['department'];

 

In department I have the name of the department the user belongs to such as: office, plant, maintenance, and groundskeeping

I created a folder called docs inside of docs there are 4 subfolders called office, plant, maintenance, and groundskeeping

 

I found this code which will display the contents of the folder:

<?php
$files = glob( './docs/office/*.*' );

foreach ( $files as $file )
{
    echo
        '<a href="./docs/office/' . basename( $file ) . '"target="_blank">'
        . basename( $file ) . '</a><br />';
}  
?>

 

The above code works fine, but I would like it to only display the contents of a departments folder only if the user is part on that department.

 

Here is an example that I know is completely wrong but it may help explain what I am trying to do.


<?php
]<?php
$files = glob( './docs/echo $row_fullname['department'];/*.*' );

foreach ( $files as $file )
{
    echo
        '<a href="./docs/echo $row_fullname['department'];/' . basename( $file ) . '"target="_blank">'
        . basename( $file ) . '</a><br />';
}  
?>

Thanks for your time

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You're sort of one the right track. The issue you have is variables are not parsed within single quotes. You should instead concatenate your variable into the string

<?php

$files = glob( './docs/' . $row_fullname['department'] . '/*.*' );

foreach ( $files as $file )
{
    echo
        '<a href="./docs/' . $row_fullname['department'] . '/' . basename( $file ) . '"target="_blank">'
        . basename( $file ) . '</a><br />';
}  
?>

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