Try making $qryStr contain something like "insert into table1 (col1, col2)
values ($val1, $val2) /; insert into table2 (col1, col2) values ($val1,

Not sure if the slash is the proper escape - it should work.

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Internet Data Integration Technology

On 4/9/01 8:31 PM, "Randall Barber" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I would like to update two tables at the same time.
> Currently I update each one separately, like so,
> $qryStr = "INSERT INTO table1 etc....";
> odbc_exec($dbConn, $qryStr);
> $qryStr = "INSERT INTO table2 etc....";
> odbc_exec($dbConn, $qryStr);
> Now, the problem there is if the first one passes, but the second fails, if
> the user tries to re-submit, the first now fails because of a primary key
> clash which is right, but then never executes the second one.
> This is what I THINK I should do,
> $qryStr = "(INSERT INTO table1 ( col1, col2 ) VALUES ( '$val1', '$val2' ) )
> AND (INSERT INTO table2 ( col1, col2 ) VALUES ( '$val1', '$val2' ) )";
> odbc_exec($dbConn, $qryStr);
> Any ideas are appreciated... I am not experienced with SQL query precedences,
> or operators, etc...  A good reference for that very thing would be nice.
> Thanks in advance,

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