Insert attempt causes "Wrong parameter count for mysql_query"

Posted on 2004-08-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-12

I am trying to add a new set of data to a table and am getting the following error:

           Warning: Wrong parameter count for mysql_query() in script.php on line 2

Here is my code:

           $insert_query = "INSERT INTO MY_db (ID, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,) VALUES ($1, $2, $3, $4, $5)";
           mysql_query($insert_query) or die("Insert Query Error : " . mysql_query());

The field ID is thre primary field and is auto-numbered.

Question by:hankknight
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Accepted Solution

AlanJDM earned 300 total points
ID: 11814578
mysql_query($insert_query) or die("Insert Query Error : " . mysql_query());

You are calling mysql_query instead of mysql_error at end of this line.

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Assisted Solution

Diablo84 earned 150 total points
ID: 11814589
your trying to insert 5 vaues into 6 fields

           $insert_query = "INSERT INTO MY_db (ID, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,) VALUES ('', $1, $2, $3, $4, $5)";
           mysql_query($insert_query) or die("Insert Query Error : " . mysql_query());

or using NULL should work

           $insert_query = "INSERT INTO MY_db (ID, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,) VALUES (NULL, $1, $2, $3, $4, $5)";
           mysql_query($insert_query) or die("Insert Query Error : " . mysql_query());

Expert Comment

ID: 11814635
Sorry Diablo... but no, what you descripe is not causing the warning he reported.

"Warning: Wrong parameter count for mysql_query() in script.php on line 2"

What you pointed out is still an issue that the poster needs to be aware of, just not the one casing the warning.

LVL 16

Author Comment

ID: 11814750
Thanks for the team work.  It was the mysql_query instead of mysql_error that was causing the issue.  Once I fixed that I quickly identified the issue addressed in the next comment.

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