On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> wrote:
> I've been racking my little peanut-brain as well as big Google with
> little hope...
> I can retrieve the array from the multiple select dropdown box but I
> can't quite manage to insert the data which is just id numbers for a table.
> I've tried some while stuff but doesn't work. I know I don't have the
> right syntax on anything at this point. Here's an effort that doesn' work.
> Dont know if I should be using $categoriesIN[] type of stuff...
> but my tries were from web illustrations...
> the outcommented line returns the values of the array... but how to pass
> them to the query?
> foreach ($categoriesIN as $category) {
>    //"$category<br>";
> $sql = "INSERT INTO book_categories ( book_id, category )
>    VALUES( book.id WHERE title = $titleIN, $category )";
>        $result = mysql_query($query, $db);;
>    }

Phil, you don't want to use an INSERT if you're just updating an
existing row. You can't do an INSERT and use the current row's values
(book.id/book_id/whatever) in your insert, since there IS no current
row. I'm assuming what you're trying to do is add a record to an
associative table that links Categories to Books, but only if that
Book title matches your $title string.

Try this:

foreach($categoriesIN as $category)
    $sql = "update book_categories set category = '$category' where
book_id in (select id from book where title = '$titleIN')";

If that's not what you're going for, and you just wanted to update
something's category, try this:

foreach($categoriesIN as $category)
    $sql = "update book_categories set category = '$category' where
book_id = '$somevalue'";

Perhaps it would help us help you if you would explain what it is
you're trying to accomplish with this query?

// Todd

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