Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   29 times

The following code should insert each key-value pair in an array into a mathing column-value in a table. The script returns no errors but the the inserted row contains only the last value in the array



insert the row successfully in a table with columns one, two and three but insert the value 3 in all.

    $columns = array();
    $bind = '';
    foreach($array as $key => $value){

        $columns[] = $key;


    $columnString = implode($columns,',');
    $valueString = implode($columns,',:');
    $valueString = ':' . $valueString;

    $core = core::getInstance();
    $STH = $core->dbh->prepare("INSERT INTO table (" . $columnString . ") VALUES 
    (" . $valueString . ")");

    foreach($array as $key => $value){

        $STH->bindParam(':' . $key,$value);



Forget about bindParam, just use execute and pass it the values of $array:


Alternatively, you could scratch the named parameters altogether to simplify your code a little:

$columnString = implode(',', array_keys($array));
$valueString = implode(',', array_fill(0, count($array), '?'));

$STH = $core->dbh->prepare("INSERT INTO table ({$columnString}) VALUES ({$valueString})");
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

It seems that PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_FOUND_ROWS is a mysql connection option. Thus, it works only as PDO connection option as well. So, set it up this way

$opt  = array(
    // you may wish to set other options as well
$this->_db = new PDO($dsn,DB_USER,DB_PASS,$opt);
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

In JavaScript you can do

function createDiv(id, parent)
    var elem = document.createElement('div'); = id;

createDiv(10, id-of-parent-elem-to-append-to);

where 10 will be the ID of the new element and you will have to supply the ID of the element to which the new DIV should be appended, as the 2nd argument

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

Multiple Values Insert with PDO Prepared Statements

Inserting multiple values in one execute statement. Why because according to this page it is faster than regular inserts.

$datafields = array('fielda', 'fieldb', ... );

$data[] = array('fielda' => 'value', 'fieldb' => 'value' ....);
$data[] = array('fielda' => 'value', 'fieldb' => 'value' ....);

more data values or you probably have a loop that populates data.

With prepared inserts you need to know the fields you're inserting to, and the number of fields to create the ? placeholders to bind your parameters.

insert into table (fielda, fieldb, ... ) values (?,?...), (?,?...)....

That is basically how we want the insert statement to look like.

Now, the code:

function placeholders($text, $count=0, $separator=","){
    $result = array();
    if($count > 0){
        for($x=0; $x<$count; $x++){
            $result[] = $text;

    return implode($separator, $result);

$pdo->beginTransaction(); // also helps speed up your inserts.
$insert_values = array();
foreach($data as $d){
    $question_marks[] = '('  . placeholders('?', sizeof($d)) . ')';
    $insert_values = array_merge($insert_values, array_values($d));

$sql = "INSERT INTO table (" . implode(",", $datafields ) . ") VALUES " .
       implode(',', $question_marks);

$stmt = $pdo->prepare ($sql);

Although in my test, there was only a 1 sec difference when using multiple inserts and regular prepared inserts with single value.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

Your PDO is configured to emulate prepared queries, whereas mysqli is using true prepared queries.

The prepared query binds the string ''1'' as an integer parameter value. PHP coerces it to an integer using something like intval(). Any string with non-numeric leading characters is interpreted as 0 by PHP, so the parameter value sent after prepare is the value 0.

The fake prepared query uses string interpolation (instead of binding) to add the string ''1'' into the SQL query before MySQL parses it. But the result is similar, because SQL also treats a string with non-numeric leading characters in an integer context as the value 0.

The only difference is what ends up in the general query log when the parameter is bound before prepare versus after prepare.

You can also make PDO use real prepared queries, so it should act just like mysqli in this case:

$dbh->setAttribute(PDO::ATTR_EMULATE_PREPARES, false);

PS: This may demonstrate a good reason why it's customary to start id values at 1 instead of 0.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
answered 3 Months ago
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