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Inserting data to MYSQL with a PHP script

Lets just recap on how our database will store the information we send to it. Here is the information we need to create our insert script.

# First Name
# Last Name
# The persons phone number
# Mobile Number
# The persons email address
# Country Of Residence

To insert this information you will need to use a mysql statement within a php script.

$query = "INSERT INTO addressbook VALUES ('','John','doe','01204 444932','07976 695594','','England')";

to execute this line of sql then you would you following code below the $query.


Now i’ll explain how the $query = line works. First of all we request to INSERT the following VALUES into the addressbook table.

John will be inserted into the first_name field.
doe will be inserted into the last_name field.
01204 444932 will be interested into phone_number field.
07976 695594 will be inserted into the mobile field. will be inserted into the email field.
England will be intested in to the country field.

Just a note: you can exclude the id field out of INTERT SQL as we have already instructed the field to auto_increment on every insert. So everytime we insert a record it will receive a UNIQUE identifier i.e. 1, 2 3 etc.. The next thing we need to do is create a HTML form that allows the user to post the informaton into the INSERT query mentioned above.

< form action="add_contact.php" method="post">
First Name: < input type="text" name="first_name"/>
Last Name: < input type="text" name="last_name"/>
Phone: < input type="text" name="phone_number"/>
Mobile: < input type="text" name="mobile"/>
E-mail: < input type="text" name="email"/>
Country: < input type="text" name="country"/>
< input type="Submit"/>
< /form>

Now create a page called add.html and insert the above html code into it. The form is pointed to add_contact.php this is the location to user submitted information will be sent.

create a new PHP file named add_contact.php and insert the code below into it.

< ?
$last_name =$_POST['last_name'];
@mysql_select_db($db) or die( "Unable to select database, Please contact your administrator");
$query = "INSERT INTO addressbook VALUES ('','$first_name','$last_name','$phone','$mobile',

Thats it for this installment

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