$sql="insert into $table set Name = '".$_POST["elementName"]."'";
or even better:
$sql="insert into ".$table." set Name = '".$_POST["elementName"]."'";

But the method both Jake and Bao suggested will also work (temporary var)...
// DvDmanDT
"Adam Reiswig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> skrev i meddelandet
> Greetings to all.  I am trying for the life of me to place a $_POST[]
> variable in my MySQL query.  I am running the latest stable versions of
> PHP, MySQL and Apache 2 on my Win2kPro machine.  My register_globals are
> set to off in my php.ini.  My code I am attempting create is basically
> as follows:
> $table="elements";
> $sql="insert into $table set Name = '$elementName'";
> This works with register_globals set to on.  But, I want to be able to
> turn that off.  My code then, I am guessing, be something as follows:
> $table="elements";
> $sql="insert into $table set Name = '$_POST["elementName"]'";
> Unfortunately this and every other combination I can think of,
> combinations of quotes that is, does not work.  I believe the source of
> the problem is the quotes within quotes within quotes. I also tried:
> $sql='insert into $table set Name = '.$_POST["elementName"];
>    or
> $sql="insert into $table set Name = ".$_POST['elementName'];
> and several other variations.
> Can anyone give me some pointers to inserting $_POST[] statements inside
> of query statements?  I am sure there must be a way but I have spent a
> lot of time on this and am really stumped here.  Thanks for any help.
> -Adam Reiswig
> PS if anything here is not clear to you, please let me know and I'll
> clarify as I can.  Thanks again.

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