Form data in the View

Using CakePHP all your form fields are normally populated automatically, it is easy to forget that to access the POST array all you need to do is use either:

$this->data or $this->params[‘data’]

pr(); on either of these will present you with something like:

    [Book] => Array
            [id] => 402
            [name] => Everything about Everything
            [publisher] => 
            [ISBN] => 
            [publish_date] => 15/04/2001
            [summary] =>