> I was wondering what is the best way to insert multiple records into a
> table? Here is the scenario...
> 
> I have a form which has 5 select menus as part of the data that gets
> entered. Most of the data goes into a table called tbl_reports. Each
of
> these 5 menus contains the same list of people (from tbl_people). I
> have another table which I am calling tbl_report_people which I want
to
> INSERT a record for each person that is selected for any new report (I
> hope this is making sense). So for example, a new report form is
filled
> out and submitted. 3 of the people selects are used, so I need to add
> to the tbl_report_people table the record_id and person_id for each
> person selected.

The fastest way will be to create your INSERT dynamically and do them
all at once. The format would be:

INSERT INTO table (column1, column2) VALUES
(value1,value2),(value11,value22),(value111,value222)

If you're getting record_id and person_id from a form, you can just loop
through them and create each (value,value) part and then add on the
beginning. Without seeing your actual form, that'd be about the best
advice I can give. 

---John W. Holmes...

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