"inserting into mysql from php (jquery/ajax)" Answer’s


Hi here is just a quick example of how one might do it:


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
        <title>Quick JQuery Ajax Request</title>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">

        <!-- include the jquery lib -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            var ajaxSubmit = function(formEl) {
                // fetch where we want to submit the form to
                var url = $(formEl).attr('action');

                // fetch the data for the form
                var data = $(formEl).serializeArray();

                // setup the ajax request
                    url: url,
                    data: data,
                    dataType: 'json',
                    success: function() {
                        if(rsp.success) {
                            alert('form has been posted successfully');

                // return false so the form does not actually
                // submit to the page
                return false;


        <form method="post" action="process.php"
              onSubmit="return ajaxSubmit(this);">
            Value: <input type="text" name="my_value" />
            <input type="submit" name="form_submit" value="Go" />


The process.php script:


function post($key) {
    if (isset($_POST[$key]))
        return $_POST[$key];
    return false;

// setup the database connect
$cxn = mysql_connect('localhost', 'username_goes_here', 'password_goes_here');
if (!$cxn)
mysql_select_db('your_database_name', $cxn);

// check if we can get hold of the form field
if (!post('my_value'))

// let make sure we escape the data
$val = mysql_real_escape_string(post('my_value'), $cxn);

// lets setup our insert query
$sql = sprintf("INSERT INTO %s (column_name_goes_here) VALUES '%s';",

// lets run our query
$result = mysql_query($sql, $cxn);

// setup our response "object"
$resp = new stdClass();
$resp->success = false;
if($result) {
    $resp->success = true;

print json_encode($resp);

Please note that none of this has been tested. I hope it helps you thou.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 11 Months ago
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