hi, miles:

i think you helped me hit on something big here.  each time i've been
using INSERT statements in my php code, i've been addressing the field
names in exactly the order they appear in my mysql table.  ie: i've been

$sql = "Insert into $table_name(Name, Address, Phone)

where the columns appear in this order.  but i think i finally realized
that this (all in the wrong order) would work as well--if that's what
you mean:

$sql = "Insert into $table_name(Address, Phone, Name)

if this is true, it'll save me a lot of useless time trying to reorder
my tables.

thanks much,


Miles Thompson wrote:
> Tom
> It's a relational database, field column position does not matter. One
> Date's 121 rules, if I remember correctly.
> In terms of human readability, it sometimes matters. Check the MySQL
> manual, I think there's an example of this under the ALTER TABLE command.
> But really, position doesn't matter, exept to fulfill a human sense of
> "tidiness".
> Cheers - Miles Thompson
> At 01:53 PM 11/30/2001 +0100, Tom Churm wrote:
> >hi,
> >
> >i've created a mysql table from an excel csv dump and the field-order is
> >not the way i want it.  could someone possibly give me a hint on how i
> >can create a copy of an entire column, place it in the position where i
> >want in my table, and then delete the original column?
> >
> >i'm using phpMyAdmin and there doesn't appear to be any way to
> >restructure my table--so i've gotta resort to sql.
> >
> >mucho gracias,
> >
> >tom

PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/)
To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Reply via email to