Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   34 times

Are there any options to get the last insert id of a new record in CodeIgniter?

$last_id = $this->db->insert('tablename',
    array('firstcolumn' => 'value',
    'secondcolumn' => 'value')

Considering the table consits of fields id (autoincrement) firstcolumn and secondcolumn.

This way you can use the insert id in the following code.



Shame on me...

I looked at the user guide and the first function is $this->db->insert_id();

This also works with activerecord inserts...

EDIT: I updated the link

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

I've used PHPExcel with CodeIgniter successfully before.

All I did was drop the phpexcel folder into application/third-party and created the following wrapper library:


class Excel {

    private $excel;

    public function __construct() {
        // initialise the reference to the codeigniter instance
        require_once APPPATH.'third_party/phpexcel/PHPExcel.php';
        $this->excel = new PHPExcel();    

    public function load($path) {
        $objReader = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createReader('Excel5');
        $this->excel = $objReader->load($path);

    public function save($path) {
        // Write out as the new file
        $objWriter = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($this->excel, 'Excel5');

    public function stream($filename) {       
        header('Content-type: application/ms-excel');
        header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="".$filename."""); 
        header("Cache-control: private");        
        $objWriter = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($this->excel, 'Excel5');

    public function  __call($name, $arguments) {  
        // make sure our child object has this method  
        if(method_exists($this->excel, $name)) {  
            // forward the call to our child object  
            return call_user_func_array(array($this->excel, $name), $arguments);  
        return null;  


I could then do the following in my controllers:

$this->excel->getActiveSheet()->SetCellValue('B2', "whatever");

Hope this helps you out?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

the problem is that the excel file is saved version 5, then I should Register with the 2007 version (. xlsx) and the Arabic values ??appear correctly in file properities:

$obj_writer = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($this->excel, 'Excel2007');
Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

You could store the last insert id in a variable :

INSERT INTO table1 (title,userid) VALUES ('test', 1); 
SET @last_id_in_table1 = LAST_INSERT_ID();
INSERT INTO table2 (parentid,otherid,userid) VALUES (@last_id_in_table1, 4, 1);    

Or get the max id frm table1

INSERT INTO table1 (title,userid) VALUES ('test', 1); 
INSERT INTO table2 (parentid,otherid,userid) VALUES (LAST_INSERT_ID(), 4, 1); 
SELECT MAX(id) FROM table1;   
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 5 Months ago
50 describes the solution perfectly well:

connection.query('INSERT INTO posts SET ?', {title: 'test'}, function(err, result, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
answered 5 Months ago
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