I have added a massaction to the sales order grid in Magento 2. I want to pass on the POST data (the checked orders) to my custom controller/page which is setup and working as expected.

How do I retrieve the POST data in my controller or on the page. I searched allot but cannot find tutorials or examples. I know i can do $this->getRequest()->getPost(). But that only applies when the action is extending Magento\Framework\App\Action\Action but as far as I know this is only for frontend actions. My class is extending \Magento\Backend\App\Action as it needs to be a backend action.

Any extensive documentation or other resources on this topic would also be great!

EDIT: This was follow up question in looking for an answer. It might help users with the same problem: Magento 2 how to pass order id's from sales order grid to my module controller

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$this->getRequest()->getParams(); will get you the post data. If you want to access a specific parameter you can use $this->getRequest()->getParam('something'); I have tested this on an admin controller and it will work when extending \Magento\Backend\App\Action

  • Thanks, this is working indeed. Altough I was expecting data from the sales grid checkboxes. Am I think wrong? How can I retrieve the checked order id's?
    – Akif
    Jan 9, 2016 at 22:45
  • You must be sending the wrong payload. You're controller will only receive the data you send it. If you are sending post data from a form, your controller will receive the value of each input in the form being submitted. I haven't done much with grids yet so I'm not sure what the fields are. Jan 9, 2016 at 23:10
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    Can you guide me with a more extensive approach/answer? I don't know how to get the checked order id's into my own extension.
    – Akif
    Jan 19, 2016 at 12:41

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