MySQL insert multiple table at same time

Posted on 2009-02-22
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Say, i want to insert data into 2 tables...table1 and table2 at the same time.
Any idea what's the SQL syntax to use?

- table1_id
- info1
- info2

- table2_id
- table1_id -> the id comes from table1
- info3
- info4
Question by:tangteng78
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 1000 total points
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you cannot insert "at the same time".
you have to insert into table1, and then into table2:
INSERT INTO table1 (info1, info2) VALUES('info1', 'info2');
INSERT INTO table2 (table1_id, info3, info4) VALUES(last_insert_id(), 'info3', 'info4');

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 23708866
the above is MySQL syntax. as you posted in both MySQL and MSSQL zones, please specify...

mssql version:
INSERT INTO table1 (info1, info2) VALUES('info1', 'info2');
INSERT INTO table2 (table1_id, info3, info4) SELECT scope_identity(), 'info3', 'info4';

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