cosmicsafari cosmicsafari - 6 months ago 38
PHP Question

$stmt->execute() : How to know if db insert was successful?

With the following piece of code, how do i know that anything was inserted in to the db?

if ($stmt = $connection->prepare("insert into table (blah) values (?)")) {
$stmt->bind_param("s", $blah);

I had thought adding the following line would have worked but apparently not.

if($stmt->affected_rows==-1){$updateAdded="N"; echo "failed";}

And then use the $updatedAdded="N" to then skip other pieces of code further down the page that are dependent on the above insert being successful.

Any ideas?

Answer Source

The execute() method returns a boolean ... so just do this :

if ($stmt->execute()) { 
   // it worked
} else {
   // it didn't
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