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Insert form data into MySQL using php

Before you start this lesson, I assume that you finished reading the following tutorials:

  1. install phpmyAdmin, mysql , php
  2. Create Database by using phpMyAdmin
  3. Working with forms

In this lesson, we will learn how to insert data collected in form into MySQL database.

In Working with forms, we already know how to get the form input. We need add a little bit more code to insert data into Mysql Database.

PHP Connect to Mysql Database

The PHP code connecting to MySql database is following:

@mysql_select_db($database) or die("<b>Unable to specified database</b>");

In the above code, we create 3 variables, $username,$password and $database, which store the user name, database name and your password.

mysql_connect(<address>, <username>, <password>) connect to your local MySQL.In our example, <address> is localhost or may be a remote machine IP address. @mysql_select_db($database) specifies which database in MySQL you are gonna use.Placing a @ symbol in front of the function name tells the function to fail silently, allowing us to display our own, friendlier error message. die(...) just show an error message in case connection to database fails and terminate the script execution.

Php insert data into Mysql

PHP uses the following statements to insert data into MySQL.

$query = "INSERT INTO contact VALUES ('$name','$phone')";
mysql_query($query) or die('Error, insert query failed');

In the above code, $name and $phone are form input from user. $query is a standard SQL insert query, which syntax is

insert into table-name values ('','',''...);

mysql_query($query) executes the query. die(...) will print out error message and end the script running if query fails.

Overall code of PHP insert data into MySQL.

@mysql_select_db($database) or die("<b>Unable to specified database</b>");
$query = "INSERT INTO contact VALUES ('$name','$phone')";
mysql_query($query) or die('Error, insert query failed');
echo "Hi! $name. Your phone number <b> $phone </b> is in our database";

Save the above code to a file named action.php. Input this file name in your form tag "action" field. Your form may look like this:

<form action="action.php" method=post>
<input name="name" type=text ><br>
<input name="phone" type=text ><br>
<input type="submit" >

Check PHP insert result by PHPMyAdmin

You may check if your input data in database or not by using PhPMyadmin. Launch your phpMyAdmin, select your database (phonebook in this lesson) and click on the table "contact". Then, on the right side you will see the following picture:

php tutorial,mysql,phpmyadmin,create database

Suppose you input "Tom" as name, "123456789" as phone number. Click on the browser, you will see the following :

php tutorial,mysql,phpmyadmin,create database

Did you see your input in the above image?

Congratulations! You did it.

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