PHP MSSQL - Inserting Data into an Existing Table


PHP MSSQL - How To Insert Data into an Existing Table?

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If you want to insert a row of data into an existing table, you can use the INSERT INTO statement as shown in the following sample script:

  $con = mssql_connect('LOCALHOST','sa','FYIcenter');
  mssql_select_db('FyiCenterData', $con);

  $sql = "INSERT INTO fyi_links (id, url) VALUES ("
      . " 101, '')";
  $res = mssql_query($sql,$con);
  if (!$res) {
    print("SQL statement failed with error:\n");
    print("   ".mssql_get_last_message()."\n");
  } else {
    print("One data row inserted.\n");


If you run this script, unfortunately, you will get an error:

SQL statement failed with error:
   The statement has been terminated.

So what is wrong with the statement? The error message does not give any details. You need to take this statement to SQL Server Management Studio to try it:

USE FyiCenterData

INSERT INTO fyi_links (id, url) VALUES (
   101, '')
Msg 515, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'notes', 
table 'FyiCenterData.dbo.fyi_links'; column does 
not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
The statement has been terminated.

Now you know the problem is in the CREATE TABLE statement. See the next tutorial for details.


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