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hi am unsure whats wrong with this UPDATE query thanks for helping :


CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `images` (
  `pictureId` int(4) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `memberId` int(11) default NULL,
  `imgLarge` varchar(255) default NULL,
  `imgSmall` varchar(255) default NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY  (`pictureId`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM  DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 AUTO_INCREMENT=5 ;

$sqlUpdate = "UPDATE `images` SET `imgLarge` = '".$file."', `imgSmall` = '".$save."' WHERE `pictureId` = '".$pictureId."'";

thank you for helping
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Beverley Portlock earned 500 total points
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The query is fine as long as

a)  you actually have a database connection in place,

and

b) the variables  $file, $save and $pictureId have meaningful values. Try running this

$sqlUpdate = "UPDATE `images` SET `imgLarge` = '".$file."', `imgSmall` = '".$save."' WHERE `pictureId` = '".$pictureId."'";
echo $sqlUpdate;

mysql_query( $sqlUpdate ) or die( mysql_error() );

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by:gDueck
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The tail of your query ends with (cut-and-paste) '".$pictureId."'" That's double-quote single-quote .$pictureid. double-quote single-quote double-quote. Your quotes need to be modified.

This is a debugging issue. If the query looks right but fails to execute, you might try to print the query on a console as it is being passed to MySQL to ensure the what you typed is what you wanted (wytiwyw).
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by:onemadeye
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.. perhaps try to remove the ~ sign :
$sqlUpdate = "UPDATE images SET imgLarge='".$file."', imgSmall='".$save."' WHERE pictureId='".$pictureId."'";

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mysql_query was missing thx
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