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PHP

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

What is this SQL??

HI, i do understand the code and everything apart one thing.

$sql = "INSERT INTO persons (first_name, last_name, email_address) VALUES ('John', 'Rambo', 'johnrambo@mail.com')";

How is this wokring?? what is this sql ?

This is all the code :

<?php

$con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root","root", "dbname");

// Check connection
if($con === false){
    die("ERROR: Could not connect. " . mysqli_connect_error());
}

// Attempt insert query execution
$sql = "INSERT INTO persons (first_name, last_name, email_address) VALUES ('John', 'Rambo', 'johnrambo@mail.com')";
if(mysqli_query($con, $sql)){
    echo "Records added successfully.";
} else{
    echo "ERROR: Could not able to execute $sql. " . mysqli_error($con);
}

// Close connection
mysqli_close($con);
?>

3 Answers

jrabello
jrabello
17,916 Points

The data is sent to the database over the network( tcp/ip connection )

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

What i mean, if you want to insert data into the database, you allways write

$querry = "INSERT INTO persons (first_name, last_name, email_address) VALUES ('John', 'Rambo', 'johnrambo@mail.com')";

if(mysqli_query($con, $querry)){
    echo "Records added successfully.";
}

Right? its a MUST ?

jrabello
jrabello
17,916 Points

Yes, if you want to execute a query in the mysql database you need to call always mysqli_query

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Okay. Thank you! I was confused : p

jrabello
jrabello
17,916 Points

Hello Konrad,

mysqli_query() is a php function that sends the SQL query to the mysql database, if you're having problems to understand it you should think about doing this couse first:

http://teamtreehouse.com/library/database-foundations

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Hi, i dont mean that, i mean the variable $sql, how is this added to the database?

This code :

if(mysqli_query($con, $sql)){
    echo "Records added successfully.";

Oh i get it, the variable is random , i couldv just write query and then the mysqli_query sends the data to the database so if i want to add something or delete, i need to use mysqli query right?

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Do you know what wrong i did with this code here ?

To me it seem everything like it should wokr but it doesnt.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Just solved it xd wow.. experience xd faliture is soo cool.