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PHP Manual :: $_FILES

$_POST || $_REQUEST || Predefined Variables || PHP Manual

(PHP 4 >= 4.1.0, PHP 5, PHP 7)

$_FILES -- $HTTP_POST_FILES [deprecated]HTTP File Upload variables


An associative array of items uploaded to the current script via the HTTP POST method.

$HTTP_POST_FILES contains the same initial information, but is not a superglobal. (Note that $HTTP_POST_FILES and $_FILES are different variables and that PHP handles them as such)


Version Description
4.1.0 Introduced $_FILES that deprecated $HTTP_POST_FILES.



This is a 'superglobal', or automatic global, variable. This simply means that it is available in all scopes throughout a script. There is no need to do global $variable; to access it within functions or methods.

See Also

$_POST || $_REQUEST || Predefined Variables || PHP Manual
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