Deprecation: #100584 - GeneralUtility::linkThisScript()

See forge#100584


The method \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::linkThisScript() has been marked as deprecated and should not be used any longer.

The method uses the super global $_GET which should be avoided. Instead, data should be retrieved via the PSR-7 ServerRequestInterface.

Controllers should typically create URLs using the \TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Routing\UriBuilder.


Using the method triggers a deprecation level log entry in TYPO3 v12, the method will be removed with TYPO3 v13.

Affected installations

The method was typically used in backend context: Extensions with own backend modules may be affected. The extension scanner finds usages with a strong match.


linkThisScript() was typically used when a link to some view is created that should return back to the current view later.

Controllers usually "know" the route a view should return to and the relevant GET parameters.

A transition could look like this:

$uriBuilder = GeneralUtility::makeInstance(UriBuilder::class);
$queryParams = $request->getQueryParams();
$url = $uriBuilder->buildUriFromRoute(
        'table' => $queryParams['table'] ?? '',
        'uid' => (int)($queryParams['uid'] ?? 0),