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Is there a way to access an embedded template variable with PHP? I thought maybe it'd be in the $_GET or $_POST var, but no such luck.

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The array of embed_vars can be accessed this way on EECMS 2.5.5-:

$this->EE->TMPL->embed_vars

And this way on EECMS 2.6+:

ee()->TMPL->embed_vars

Use "embed:var_name" as the array key.

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Can you give more description on what you are trying to accomplish?

My immediate guess from what you have told us would be to use something like Stash and create a global variable then parse your php after EE to allow the variable you need to be available for php parsing.

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    I've got say: {embed="temp_dir/temp" var="newVar"} and in temp_dir/temp I have no EE, only PHP. With EE tags, I'd simply call {embed:newVar} and get the embedded data I passed. In saying that I think I answered my own question. I could flip parse order and store the embedded var as a PHP var. $newVar = '{embed:newVar}';
    – Ryan Shrum
    May 2 '13 at 16:07

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