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Passing many SQL queries to one mysql_query

Posted by pgroves (pgroves), 25 October 2002
Hi - I need to run a number of SQL queries via PHP from one PHP script and was wondering whether I have to open a seperate mysql_query($querystring, $dbid) call for each query or if I can seperate them out with ";" characters like you normally can in SQL and do everything in one mysql_query function e.g.

$querystring = "INSERT INTO table 1 VALUES("value1", "value2"); INSERT INTO table 3 (VALUES ("value1", "value2"),("value3", "value4");";

One first experiments, it doesn't seem to work, but maybe I'm doing this wrong



Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 26 October 2002
I think you have to generate separate queries. The ";" character that you may be familiar with  using as a command line (or script) input to the mysql client program is a statement terminator that the mysql program uses. Mysql strips it off and it never gets passed on to mysqld.

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