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PHP read POST json data

Imagine you have a webhook on your server and someone sends a JSON body POST to it.

The data is not available in the global $_REQUEST or $_POST variables as you’d expect.

To access the JSON data you’ll need to get the POST’s RAW DATA:

$postData = file_get_contents("php://input"); // <-- eg: {"key":1, "key2":2}
$arr_data = json_decode($postData, true); // <-- array('key1' => 1, 'key2' => 2)

More on this: http://us.php.net/manual/en/wrappers.php.php#wrappers.php.input