View Full Version : proper way to write to a database with php?

06-30-2004, 06:49 AM
would i use the same php format to wrtie to a databse like i would to a a text file ?
its for my sign up page/join.php

06-30-2004, 09:27 AM
what is a 'php format' :confused:

06-30-2004, 11:17 PM
I think he means PHP Syntax..

Answer: No. Totally different! It also depends on the database that you're using, probably MySQL.

Take a look at this tutorial:

Because it sounds like you're going to need to know more than just how to write to the database! Interacting with a database (including writing to it) requires the use of SQL (a language). PHP has methods like mysql_query() that accept SQL statements as strings and execute the SQL query on the database.

Have a look at the tutorial and try out some examples before applying it to your signup.php page.

Good luck!