[RESOLVED] Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING
What's wrong with the above code?
mysql_query("INSERT INTO users (Username, Password, Email)
VALUES ('abc', '123123', 'email@example.com')");
My guess would be that the root cause is in the preceding line(s), such as a missing closing double-quote.
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Never mind, I fixed it. I was missing a ";"
Last edited by narutodude000; 04-28-2010 at 07:55 PM.
Yup. Missing ";"s will get you every time.
You might want to look at Komodo from ActiveState. Komodo's an editor that lays code out for you, and pre-empts the function name while you're typing.
For instance, if you type "mysql_q" it will know you're looking for mysql_query. It will make your job easier.
And there's a free version!
I would also separate the sql from the query. It will make your code easier to read, and deliver some functionality down the track when you step up a level in your scripting.
So instead of your example above, I would make it
The other suggestion is to get into the habit of specifying your link, that is, ($query, $link) instead of just ($query).
$query = "INSERT INTO users (Username, Password, Email)
VALUES ('abc', '123123', 'firstname.lastname@example.org')";
$result = mysql_query($query, $link);
At the moment, you're probably using a single data file, but mySQL allows you to use many, each specified with a different link. As your application grows (it will) and you add more features (you will), it will save you the trouble of having to go back and rework your queries.
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