But increasingly this working arrangement had proven to be limited.
There had been too many instances when they needed to use the database but weren’t near the computer where they kept their database. In addition, having their product database online opens the door to using it as the basis of a website for their business.
For updated tutorials look for a PDO or My SQLi tutorial. This tutorial is a continuation on the “How to Access a My SQL Database Using PHP” tutorial that showed you how to setup a database using php My Admin and how to read data from the database using PHP. You will need to follow the first part of the the “How to Access a My SQL Database Using PHP” tutorial to setup the database and user permissions.
In the tutorial I will show you how to write data to the database directly through a from on your website. After you do that you can continue with this tutorial.
Wouldn’t it have been better for them to able to maintain their database where ever they were? There’s another advantage to having an online database, but which is a significant – multi-user access.
That is: storing the database on a server means that any authorized person be able to use the company’s product database using nothing more than a browser.
What we will do is insert a test comment using php My Admin, and then copy the INSERT command it used.
To INSERT using php My Admin Now that we have a sample query, we need to modify it and run in once a user has submitted a comment. If you're not familiar with php, any line that begins with // is a comment.
If you look at any of the existing threads at where queries fail to work, you will find that in almost every case, the suggestion is to add some logic to test for and display any errors that are occurring.At this point you should have the database setup with some test data in it. Sometimes I use notepad, but for this tutorial I will be using c Panel’s web base editor. Now we will create the form using some basic html, nothing fancy. Notice that the form action is set to update.php, that is the script that will update the database.I am going to show you how to update the date by using a form on a website. It allows me to edit the files directly on my server and also color codes the lines nicely. Now we will add 3 input boxes for our 3 columns in the database. There is a 4th column in the database we created, the ID field. This file will update the database with the new information. Now to start coding a php file we always start with the open and close php tags.In this tutorial series, we're using PHP and My SQL together to create a comment form so we can receive and display user comments on a website.We've already setup our database and our HTML form, and so our next step is to actually write the user's comment to the database once it has been submited.