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How to Pass Extra Information from a Route to a Controller

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How to Pass Extra Information from a Route to a Controller

Parameters inside the defaults collection don't necessarily have to match a placeholder in the route path. In fact, you can use the defaults array to specify extra parameters that will then be accessible as arguments to your controller:

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# app/config/routing.yml
blog:
    path:      /blog/{page}
    defaults:
        _controller: AcmeBlogBundle:Blog:index
        page:        1
        title:       "Hello world!"

Now, you can access this extra parameter in your controller:

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public function indexAction($page, $title)
{
    // ...
}

As you can see, the $title variable was never defined inside the route path, but you can still access its value from inside your controller.

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