Hi there,

Two things:

(a) in my experience - you should use single quotes in your query to
surround the values and so you don't need to escape them either (e.g.
'$first_name')

and (b) Make sure register_globals is on - otherwise you need to use
$_POST[first_name]

Cheers,

Michael.

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 10 September 2002 01:15
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [PHP-DB] whats wrong with my sql insert statement?


Hi
I am using redhat 7.3 with mysql-3.23.49-3 php-4.1.2-7.3.4 
apache-1.3.23-11.
I want to insert few values into a mysql table. This input.php sort 
works. it will add a new entray to the table but with blank values. What 
did I do wrong?
#
#
# file name input.php
<?php

$db_name ="cheese_catalog";
$table_name = "user";
$connection = @mysql_connect("localhost","test","test") or die("Couldn't 
Connect.");
$db = @mysql_select_db($db_name, $connection) or die("Couldn't select 
database.");
if ("none_required"=="none_required") {

$sql = "INSERT INTO $table_name (first_name,location,phone,messages) 
VALUES (\"$first_name\",\"$location\",\"$phone\", \"$messages\");";
$result = @mysql_query($sql, $connection) or die("Error #". 
mysql_errno() . ": " . mysql_error());

include("input_added.html");

}

?>
#

# file name input.html
#
<html>
<head>
<title>New Record</title>
</head>
<body>
<p>Please fill out the following information:</p>
<form method="post" action="input.php"" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3">
      <tr>
           <td width="25%">first_name:</td>
           <td width="75%"><input name="first_name" type="text" size=40 
maxlength=255 value=""></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
           <td width="25%">location:</td>
           <td width="75%"><input name="location" type="text" size=40 
maxlength=255 value=""></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
           <td width="25%">phone:</td>
           <td width="75%"><input name="phone" type="text" size=40 
maxlength=255 value=""></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
          <td width="25%">messages:</td>
           <td width="75%"><input name="messages" type="text" size=40 
maxlength=255 value=""></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
           <td width="25%">&nbsp;</td>
           <td width="75%" align="left"><input type="submit" 
name="submit" value="Enter">&nbsp<input type="reset" name="reset"></td>
      </tr>
</table>
</form>
</body>
</html>
#
#




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