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halt, $app->response()->status(500) not working

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05 Jul, 2012 06:49 PM

hi folks,

i have the problem that neither $app->halt(500) nor $app->resonse()->status(500) is working.
the response is always 200 (OK).
the code is something like this:

$app->delete('/delete/:id', 'delete'); function delete($id) {

$app = Slim::getInstance();
$db = new DB();
$result = $db->query("a query");
if(!$result) {
    echo json_encode(array('status' => "ERROR"));
    $app->halt(500);  //or $app->resonse()->status(500)


can anybody help me pls.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brian Nesbitt on 06 Jul, 2012 12:59 AM

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    If I run the slightly modified version of your code it seems work work for me. => Deleted userId : 1 => {"status":"ERROR"} => Deleted userId : 3

    $app->get('/delete/:id', 'delete'); function delete($id) {
        $app = Slim::getInstance();
        if($id == 2) {
            $app->halt(500, json_encode(array('status' => "ERROR")));
        echo "Deleted userId : " . $id;

    Can you try this in a simple index.php file and let use know?

  2. 2 Posted by Musti on 06 Jul, 2012 03:30 PM

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    hello brian,

    i just tried it out but in case of id==2
    i do not get anything. the server response is 200
    and body is empty.

    it works when i use the following

    echo json_encode(array('status' => "ERROR"));
    header('HTTP', true, 500);
  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brian Nesbitt on 06 Jul, 2012 04:04 PM

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    What version of Slim are you using?

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. 4 Posted by Musti on 06 Jul, 2012 05:01 PM

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    im using version 1.6.4

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Brian Nesbitt on 07 Jul, 2012 02:11 AM

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    What version of PHP are you running?
    Can you paste your entire index.php for me?

  6. 6 Posted by famu1hundred on 14 Jun, 2014 01:11 AM

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    I have the exact same issue. HALT and STATUS always return 200 OK no matter what I set the parameter to. Any help on this would be appreciated

  7. 7 Posted by eluminous_sse18 on 24 Sep, 2014 10:35 AM

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    Hello , I have same issue, I am getting 200 as a responce with blank body,I will appreciate for any solution
    my index.php file is as below

  8. 8 Posted by Hardik Dave on 21 Aug, 2015 12:20 PM

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    Facing the same issue. Did anyone find a solution?

  9. 9 Posted by Haddin on 26 Aug, 2015 03:13 AM

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    I have this issue too.

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