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Using the UPDATE command in mySQL

Using the UPDATE command in mySQL

Using the UPDATE command in mySQL

(OP)
Hello:

I am having trouble using the UPDATE command in mySQL using a PHP script that I wrote.

First, I have a field called lastupdate that is of type TEXT. I am working on a forum and one of the features I have is when the forum is updated last (i.e., when someone posts a new thread).

I have a variable called $time that is defined as so:

$time = date("D M d, Y h:i:s");

I think want to input into the database with this query:
$insert5 = "UPDATE forums SET lastupdate=$time WHERE forumid=$forumid";


But when I try this, it will not add into the database. Are you not able to update fields of type TEXT. I also tried to make the field of type DATE with PHPMyAdmin, but I had no luck in doing that.

Can anyone help?

Thanks,

-Vic

vic cherubini
malice365@hotmail.com
www.epicsoftware.com
====
Knows: Perl, HTML, JavScript, C/C++, PHP, Flash, Director
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RE: Using the UPDATE command in mySQL

(OP)
Man, I feel dumb now. I got it. I needed to add single quotes around the $time variable in the mySQL query so it reads:

"UPDATE forums SET lastupdate='$time' WHERE forumid=$forumid";

Because I made time a string.

Dumb me,

-Vic

vic cherubini
malice365@hotmail.com
www.epicsoftware.com
====
Knows: Perl, HTML, JavScript, C/C++, PHP, Flash, Director
====

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