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Ron Anders asked:

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This bit of code is to generate a query string from POST items back from PayPal to send to a licensing server but I am getting variable names not variable values.

$CustomerEmail = $_POST['payer_email'];
$CustomerName = $_POST['address_name'];
$OrderRef = $_POST['txn_id'];


Results in: - - [24/Jan/2014:10:55:29 -0700] "GET /keygen.php?productid=5&\"$CustomerEmail\"&\"$CustomerName\"&quantity=\"1\"\"&OrderRef\" HTTP/1.0" 200 978 "-" "-"

What I want is: - - [24/Jan/2014:10:55:29 -0700] "GET /keygen.php?productid=5&\ Doe&quantity="1" 1234567890 HTTP/1.0" 200 978 "-" "-"

The way PHP deals with values of variables vs variable names is throwing this PHP rookie for a loop!

Thanks in advance

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