serialize the array before insertion and unserliaze it when you retreive it from the db


To: (PHP)
Subject: [PHP-DB] Store $_SESSION in MySQL table
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 17:25:34 +0000

Greetings all.

While trying to create a session-based advertising model that does not rely on the existence of cookies, I ran into trouble: I can't figure out how to place the entire $_SESSION array into a MySQL table row, then retrieve it and use the information from one page to the next.

The best that I can do is copy the PHPSESSID into a MySQL row, then dissect the $_SESSION array so that each of its parts can be stored in a separate row of the same record. Then, with the $_GET variable, I am able to get the MySQL_last_id and retreive the information from the correct field, and it works across pages.

The only problem is this: should the $_SESSION array grow with more data--say, adding a first name variable, and a time-of-day varaible--then I need to update the MySQL table whenever I do this. Not a big deal, I know, but I'm frustrated with this.

One more thing: one of the variables in the $_SESSION array is an <img src> url, so it screws up the mysql insert, even when I use serialize.

Thanks for any help you can give.


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