vertigoelectric vertigoelectric - 9 days ago 5x
MySQL Question

PHP/MySQL - "BEGIN...COMMIT" Not Working

I was searching for a way to insert data into two database tables in a single query in such a way that if one failed, neither saved (I don't want orphaned data). I came across a Stack Overflow question that showed me how to use BEGIN...COMMIT to accomplish this, but it simply is not working.

Here's the query I've set up:

$query = "BEGIN;
INSERT INTO content_subpages (title, url_referer) VALUES ('$pagetitle','$url_referer');
INSERT INTO ccm_main_menu (sub_item, sub_item_link,sub_item_sort_order) VALUES ('$pagetitle','$url_referer','$newsort');
mysql_query($query) or die (mysql_error());

I get the following error:
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'INSERT INTO content_subpages (title, url_referer) VALUES ('TESTING','testing'); ' at line 2

This is my first time using BEGIN...COMMIT, so it's reasonable that I might be doing something wrong, but I followed the syntax of the SQL Fiddle example given by the selected answer to the Stack Overflow question I mentioned (, but it still won't work.

If I can easily achieve the "all-or-nothing" multiple INSERT result without BEGIN...COMMIT, that would be an acceptable solution.

Thanks in advance


Try breaking the lines into multiple php statements:

$query = "BEGIN";
mysql_query($query) or die (mysql_error());
$query = "INSERT INTO content_subpages (title, url_referer) VALUES ('$pagetitle','$url_referer')";
mysql_query($query) or die (mysql_error());

$query = "INSERT INTO ccm_main_menu (sub_item, sub_item_link,sub_item_sort_order) VALUES ('$pagetitle','$url_referer','$newsort')";
mysql_query($query) or die (mysql_error())

$query = "COMMIT";
mysql_query($query) or die (mysql_error());