In my admin controller action I want to redirect to the previous page. How can I do this?

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Try this:


it does a little more than redirect to the previous page. If you specify in the url a parameter uenc it will consider that as the referrer.

  • Thanks it worked properly as I expected. And I went through the function where located in Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action. I think Mahmood Rehman's answer contains the development which has been done through this _redirectReferer() function.
    – Sukeshini
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 10:01

Try this code :

  • This worked perfectly. Thanks a lot. When you go through the Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action class you can find the _redirectReferer() function which has developed similar way as your answer. Thanks and +1
    – Sukeshini
    Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 10:05

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