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Hi everybody,

I'm trying to write a script that reads information from a txt file and updates a mysql table.

The table has 4 fields: test_id, buyid, amount and date.

And the txt looks like:
8965,13.80,20070315
12673,4.15,20070315
6363,10.85,20070315
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In the first line 8965 is buyid, 13.80 is amount, and the rest is the date.

And this is what I’m trying to do: I need to compare buyid in the file and in the database, if they are the same then I have to update amount in the database using the amount info in the file.

I seemed not very complicated, but now I’m totally lost. Probably my approach is failing from the beginning. Can anybody please tell me what’s wrong with the following code, and what should I do to get it right??

Thanks a million in advance!


<?

# database connection
mysql_connect("localhost", "user", "pass");
mysql_select_db("database");

# read the file into an array

$lines = file_get_contents("file.txt");

// split the phrase by any number of commas or space characters

$pieces = preg_split("/[\s,]+/", $lines);


// read the table
$query = "SELECT test_id, buyid, amount, date FROM test";

$result = MYSQL_QUERY($query);
$howmany = MYSQL_NUMROWS($result);


for ($i=0; $i < $howmany; $i++) {

$buyid = mysql_result($result,$i,"buyid");
$amount = mysql_result($result,$i,"amount");


for ($n=1; $n < $howmany; $n+=3) {

$a= $pieces[$n];
if ($buyid == $a){
mysql_query("UPDATE ztest SET amount='$a'" );
}
}

}

?>
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file_get_contents() doesn't produce an array but a string. Use file() to read the file into an array...
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I've looked at the code a bit more. I think this version will work better. You can skip some checks since UPDATE will only work if a record already exists anyway:

<?php

# database connection
mysql_connect("localhost", "user", "pass");
mysql_select_db("database");

# read the file into an array

$lines = file("file.txt");
$buyids = array();
$amounts = array();
foreach ($lines as $line) {
        echo $line.'<br>';
        $pos = strpos($line, ',');
        $buyids[] = substr($line, 0, $pos);
        $amounts[] = substr($line, $pos + 1, strpos($line, ',', $pos + 1) - $pos - 1);
}

$count = count($buyids);
for ($i = 0; $i < $count; $i++) {
        mysql_query("UPDATE ztest SET amount='".$amounts[$i]."' WHERE buyid=".$buyids[$i]);
}

?>
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