Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   32 times

My site is rather extensive, and I just recently made the switch to PHP5 (call me a late bloomer).

All of my MySQL query's before were built as such:

"SELECT * FROM tablename WHERE field1 = 'value' && field2 = 'value2'";

This made it very easy, simple and friendly.

I am now trying to make the switch to mysqli for obvious security reasons, and I am having a hard time figuring out how to implement the same SELECT * FROM queries when the bind_param requires specific arguments.

Is this statement a thing of the past?

If it is, how do I handle a query with tons of columns involved? Do I really need to type them all out every time?


"SELECT * FROM tablename WHERE field1 = 'value' && field2 = 'value2'";


"SELECT * FROM tablename WHERE field1 = ? && field2 = ?";

which is passed to the $mysqli::prepare:

$stmt = $mysqli->prepare(
  "SELECT * FROM tablename WHERE field1 = ? && field2 = ?");
$stmt->bind_param( "ss", $value, $value2); 
// "ss' is a format string, each "s" means string

$stmt->bind_result($col1, $col2);
// then fetch and close the statement

OP comments:

so if i have 5 parameters, i could potentially have "sssis" or something (depending on the types of inputs?)

Right, one type specifier per ? parameter in the prepared statement, all of them positional (first specifier applies to first ? which is replaced by first actual parameter (which is the second parameter to bind_param)).

mysqli will take care of escaping and quoting (I think).

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

It was pretty simple, I don't know why do I get a vote down every time I ask question.

$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", "root", "", "database");
    if ($mysqli->connect_errno) {
    echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: (" . $mysqli->connect_errno . ") " . $mysqli->connect_error;

 $username = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; 
    $stmt = $mysqli->prepare("select * from `vpb_uploads` where `username` = ? and `firstname` = '' and `image_one` != '' and `image_two` != '' and `image_three` != '' and `image_four` != '' and `image_five` != ''");
    $stmt->bind_param('s', $username);

    if ($stmt->num_rows == 1) {

    echo 'up_to_five_already';
Friday, May 28, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

You can simply join both tables:

$q = mysqli_query($db,"SELECT * FROM posts 
LEFT JOIN comments ON comments.username=posts.username 
WHERE comments.username='$username'");

However, it looks like you are not using IDs. I suggest you to create ID auto-increment fields to make the relationship between tables. If you don't understand what I mean, try to follow a tutorial and in an our or two you would have learned more, than just by jumping into coding trying to do things and trying to understand how they work without even knowing if you are doing it right.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

yo need create the user "pma" in mysql or change this lines(user and password for mysql):

/* User for advanced features */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] = 'pma'; 
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = '';

Linux: /etc/phpmyadmin/

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

This is how your code should look (with added SQL Injection protection):

include "dbinfo.php"; //contains mysqli_connect information (the $mysqli variable)
$name = mysqli_real_escape_string($_GET['name']);
$text = mysqli_real_escape_string($_GET['text']);

$sqlqr = "INSERT INTO `ncool`.`coolbits_table` (`name`, `text`, `date`) VALUES ('" . $name . "', '" . $text . "', CURRENT_TIMESTAMP);";

mysqli_query($mysqli,$sqlqr); //function where the magic happens.

Take a look at what I've done. Firstly I've escaped the user input you're retrieving into the $name and $text variables (this is pretty much a must for security reasons) and as others have suggested you should preferably be using prepared statements.

The problem is that you weren't surrounding string values with single quotes ('), which is a requirement of the SQL syntax.

I hope this helps to answer your question.

Thursday, September 2, 2021
answered 2 Months ago
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