On 6/30/09 11:17 AM, "Ashley Sheridan" <a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote:

> It's a bad way of doing it, but could you not create a unique index on the
> particular key you want to be unique, and then just try the select anyway
> with the mysql_query() call preceeded with an @ to suppress warnings?

if you're going that route and your DB supports it, use INSERT IGNORE.

if the primary/unique key makes sense for the application then i don't think
this is all that bad a way of doing things.

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