Insert data into mysql

This tutorial will show you how to insert data into mysql database.

Syntax

"INSERT INTO table_name(column_name1, column_name2)VALUES('value1, 'value2')" ;

Overview

In this tutorial, create 2 files
1. insert.php
2. insert_ac.php

Steps
1. Create table "test_mysql" in database "test".
2. Create file insert.php.
3. Create file insert_ac.php.

If you don't know how to create database and table click here to learn

STEP1: Create table "test_mysql"

CREATE TABLE `test_mysql` (
`id` int(4) NOT NULL auto_increment,
`name` varchar(65) NOT NULL default '',
`lastname` varchar(65) NOT NULL default '',
`email` varchar(65) NOT NULL default '',
PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
) TYPE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=0 ;

STEP2: Create file insert.php

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############### Code

<table width="300" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1">
<tr>
<td><form name="form1" method="post" action="insert_ac.php">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3">
<tr>
<td colspan="3"><strong>Insert Data Into mySQL Database </strong></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="71">Name</td>
<td width="6">:</td>
<td width="301"><input name="name" type="text" id="name"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Lastname</td>
<td>:</td>
<td><input name="lastname" type="text" id="lastname"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Email</td>
<td>:</td>
<td><input name="email" type="text" id="email"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td colspan="3" align="center"><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit"></td>
</tr>
</table>
</form>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

STEP3: Create file insert_ac.php

Diagram

############### Code

<?php

$host="localhost";
// Host name
$username=""; // Mysql username
$password=""; // Mysql password
$db_name="test"; // Database name
$tbl_name="test_mysql"; // Table name

// Connect to server and select database.
mysql_connect("$host", "$username", "$password")or die("cannot connect");
mysql_select_db("$db_name")or die("cannot select DB");

// Get values from form
$name=$_POST['name'];
$lastname=$_POST['lastname'];
$email=$_POST['email'];

// Insert data into mysql

$sql="INSERT INTO $tbl_name(name, lastname, email)VALUES('$name', '$lastname', '$email')";
$result=mysql_query($sql);

// if successfully insert data into database, displays message "Successful".
if($result){
echo "Successful";
echo "<BR>";
echo "<a href='insert.php'>Back to main page</a>";
}

else {
echo "ERROR";
}
?>

<?php
// close connection
mysql_close();
?>


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