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Running multiple INSERTS in same $sql Probably very simple.... ukgimp
In an attempt to streamline some code (php) I would like to run multple insert commands. I have no problem getting the code to work if I call two separate SQL scripts eg.
$sql1 = "INSERT INTO tableX.....";
$pResult=mysql_query( $sql1 , $db_connection ); $sql2 = "INSERT INTO tableY....."; $pResult=mysql_query( $sql2 , $db_connection ); mysql_close($db_connection)
But when I try the following method it falls down. I get a parse error. Is there some reason why the following would not work.
$sql = "INSERT INTO tableX....;
INSERT INTO tableY...."; $pResult=mysql_query( $sql , $db_connection ); etc ect
I believe the thing causing the problem is the semicolon (;) within $sql. PHP takes the semicolon as the closing statement. So to solve the problem I believe all you have to do is escape the semicolon (;). See below...
$sql = "INSERT INTO tableX....\;
INSERT INTO tableY....";