Gabi Barrientos Gabi Barrientos - 1 month ago 7
SQL Question

Wordpress update mysql table

I am writing a plugin for Wordpress, which should check if a mysql entry already exists.

If it does not exist Wordpress should insert the entry into the table. This part works as I expected.

However, if there already is an entry in the mysql table, Wordpress should update the table, but this does not work.

The code I am using for this is the following code:

$wpdb->query($wpdb->prepare("UPDATE $table_name SET time=$current_timestamp WHERE userid=$userid"));


The variables I use in this query are correct, because they are successfully used to insert into the table, but somewhere along the way something goes wrong with the updating function.

Can somebody please tell me what I am doing wrong here?

What is the right way to go about this?

Answer

the value of column time must be enclosed with single quote

$wpdb->query($wpdb->prepare("UPDATE $table_name SET time='$current_timestamp' WHERE userid=$userid"));
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