View Full Version : INSERT mysql query

Jon W
03-03-2009, 03:00 AM
Whats wrong with this query?

mysql_query("INSERT INTO users (`last_ip`) VALUES ('$new_ip') WHERE user_id='".$active['user_id']."' ") or die('Server Error: ' . mysql_error());

I get this syntax error:

Server Error: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'WHERE user_id='1'' at line 1

Old Pedant
03-03-2009, 03:03 AM
You can't use a WHERE clause with an INSERT. Period.

Doesn't make sense: You are creating a *NEW* record. Completely new. From scratch.

A WHERE clause is always used to select some *existing* record or records.

Jon W
03-03-2009, 03:09 AM
Okay, so I would have to use the update, right?

Old Pedant
03-03-2009, 07:20 AM
Dunno. Only you can tell us.

If the record does not exist, you can't update it. Then you must insert it. But yes, if it exists you must update.

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