The most performant methods are to use well parameterized stored procedure or a prepared parameterized statement.
: Ashay -----Original Message----- From: Niel Archer [mailto:n...@chance.now] Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:30 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] query help > Hello PHP Gurus, > > I need your help on an insert query. > > I wanted to know if there is way to insert an array of values into a > DB. An eg would explain this better : > > If I have 2 tables in a DB, 1) users has 3 columns 2) hobbies = 5 > columns > > I was thinking of having a single function which will perform the > insert on any insert which happens on the entire website. > > Eg : This function can be called with 2 parameters, the first > parameter the table name, and the second parameter is an array of > values which will be inserted into the table. > eg : Users has these columns ID  Name Location so the > function call would be something like * > insert_into_tbale(users,array[user_values])* > ** > Does this make sense ? Is this a good method to follow ? > > Thanks in advance ! > > Vinay Kannan. You don't give any info about the database engine, but assuming you're using MySQL take a look at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/insert.html Specifically you can use your idea to build an INSERT/VALUE version of the syntax INSERT INTO table (col1, col2, .colN.) VALUES (col1Value1, col2value1, colNvalue1), (col1Value2, col2value2, colNvalue2), ... -- Niel Archer niel.archer (at) blueyonder.co.uk -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php