Intronium Intronium - 27 days ago 4x
HTML Question

My INSERT INTO query is not working

I'm trying to make a news system so I just have to fill the form to post an article. Unfortunately, it seems that after many tries and methods, my INSERT INTO query doesn't seem to do anything.
I work with 2 separate files: addnews.php (the form) and confirm.php.
I translated everything from the french so it's easier for you to read.

Here is the form code which is working fine:

<div id="centerbox" class="news1" align="center">
<h1>Write a news</h1><br>
<form method="post" action="confirm.php">
<input type="text" name="title"><br>

<textarea name="content" rows="8" cols="45"></textarea>
<p>Picture to display:</p>
<select name="picture">
<option value="news">pics/INFO_IMPORTANTE.jpg</option>
<option value="event">pics/EVENEMENT.jpg</option>
<option value="helpme">pics/DEMANDE_AIDE.jpg</option>
<option value="helpyou">pics/PROPOSITION_AIDE.jpg</option>

<p>Your name:</p>
<input type="text" name="author"><br>

<input type="hidden" name="date" value="<?php echo date("d/m/Y"); ?>">

<input type="submit" value="Confirm">

And here is the code in confirm.php:

$bdd = new PDO('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=L1-EVMAN', 'root', '');
catch (Exception $e)
die('Error : ' . $e->getMessage());

$title = htmlspecialchars($_POST['title']);
$picture = $_POST['picture'];
$content = htmlspecialchars($_POST['content']);
$author = htmlspecialchars($_POST['author']);
$time = date('d/m/Y');

if (empty($title) OR empty($content) OR empty($author))
echo '<font color="red">You have to fill everything !</font><br>
<a href="http://localhost/sourcemaster/addnews>Start over</a>';
$addnews = $bdd->prepare('INSERT INTO news (id, title, pic, content, author, time) VALUES(NULL, :$title, :$picture, :$content, :$author, :$time)');
'title' => $title,
'pic' => $picture,
'content' => $content,
'author' => $author,
'time' => $time

echo 'The news has been added correctly.';

The problem is that when I fill the form and confirm, it does say that the news has been added but nothing appears on the news page (which works fine when I manually add everything in the table).
I'm really kind of new in all this and I can tell you that I improvised a bit at the end, following some tutorials I found but none of them seem to help me.

So I'm asking you guys for help. Feel free to ask for more details or anything.

Thank you very much!


Your insert query parameter is incorrect.

:$title for example will expand to :"whatever the user entered"

And you don't have such parameter bound.

You have to remove the "$" from the bind parameters:

'INSERT INTO news (id, title, pic, content, author, time) VALUES(NULL, :title, :picture, :content, :author, :time)