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mysql insert statement with data in certain fields

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Ok, now I have:

mysql_query("INSERT INTO user VALUES ('$cust_data[0]','$cust_data[1]','$cust_data[2]','$cust_data[3]','$cust_data[4]','$cust_data[5]')");

Which inserts data into a table with six fields.

However....  I have more than six fields in this table, so I get an error.  Each month the table will grow by one field.

How can I change this so that the data will go into the first six fields of the table, and leave the remaining fields (however many there are) empty (data to be added later), without an error?

If needed, the names of the first six fields are: number, brand, account, order date, name, status.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide.  This is the last question for this project, once I have this it will all work!

Chris



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you can name the columns to put the data in like this:

mysql_query("INSERT INTO user (number, brand, account, order date, name, status) VALUES ('$cust_data[0]','$cust_data[1]','$cust_data[2]','$cust_data[3]','$cust_data[4]','$cust_data[5]')");
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Thank you !

Chris
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Arjanh should have helped you already. I would like to remind you all "additional" fields in the coming future must be nullable field. Otherwise, you would encounter error as non-nullable fields can't contain null values.
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Thank you Arjanh, they are :)

Chris
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oopps, I mean Thank you Hardaway of course -
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