rexhin rexhin - 3 months ago 7x
PHP Question

PDO MySQL "not in()" not working

I have a query that returns related video titles from a given video so same genre, country, date published etc.

I want to exclude certain

not in ()
function. The problem is that the query returns the videos I want to exclude and they are sorted first in the array also. Why is this happening?

public function interval($month, $not, $limit) {
$this->not = array_unique($not);
$i = implode(',', $this->not);

echo $i;//prints: onajr,babyjem,posh

$query = '
select title, artists, published, views, video_name, yt_id, duration, play_start, genre, country from videos
published BETWEEN :published - INTERVAL :month MONTH AND :published + INTERVAL :month MONTH
and MATCH(country) AGAINST(:country IN boolean mode)
and MATCH(genre) AGAINST(:genre IN boolean mode)
video_name not in (" :i ")
ORDER BY RAND() limit :limit

$run_query = $this->pdo->prepare($query);

$run_query->bindValue(':published', $this->published);
$run_query->bindValue(':country', '+' . $this->data->country);
$run_query->bindValue(':genre', '+' . $this->data->genre);
$run_query->bindValue(':limit', $limit, PDO::PARAM_INT);
$run_query->bindValue(':month', $month, PDO::PARAM_INT);
$run_query->bindValue(':i', $i);

$data = $run_query->fetchAll(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);

//contains all three of them onajr,babyjem,posh


You can create array of the parameters and the values like this:

$this->not = array_unique($not);
$i = array();
foreach( $this->not as $key => $val ) {
    $i[':vid_' . $key] = $val;

Bind it to the query:

' ..... video_name not in ('. implode(',', array_keys($i)) .') ....'

And then, bind the params:

foreach( $i as $key => $val ) {
    $run_query->bindValue($key, $val);