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Insert php call into database with loop

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I am making php calls to gather product information from a vendor's API.  The data being returned looks like the example below.  They are dumped into the variable $result

object(stdClass)#2 (2) { ["success"]=> bool(true) ["data"]=> array(2400) { [0]=> object(stdClass)#3 (6) { ["groupName"]=> string(14) "FIRESTIK FLAGS" ["groupIndex"]=> string(5) "47654" ["tabName"]=> string(11) "AIR FILTERS" ["tabIndex"]=> string(6) "AT0100" ["catName"]=> string(15) "ATV ACCESSORIES" ["catPrefix"]=> string(3) "ATV" }

There are many additional items in this list.  I need to insert each row into my database

INSERT INTO groups (groupname,groupindex,tabname,tabindex,catname,catprefix)
VALUES(not sure what goes here?)

I believe I need to use a foreach or a while loop to insert each individual row as there are hundreds but I am not sure what the php code should look like?
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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
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To give a tested example, we would need to see the object or XML string returned from the API.

It looks like $result->data is an array of objects so you would iterate over that array with something like this, copying the fields into local variables

foreach ($result->data as $element)
{
    $groupname = $element->groupName;
    $gouupindex = $element->groupIndex;
    // etc, etc...

And once the copies are complete, you can use the local variables in your INSERT query.

There may be a tidier way to do this, using some kind of inner iterator on the $element.  Maybe something like the code snippet.  HTH, ~Ray
foreach ($result->data as $element)
{
        // PROCESS THE DATA INTO PARTS OF AN INSERT QUERY
        $cols = NULL;
        $dats = NULL;
        foreach ($element as $key => $val)
        {
            $val = mysql_real_escape_string($val);
            $cols .= "`" . $key . "`,";
            $dats .= "'" . $val . "',";
        }

        // COMPLETE THE QUERY
        $cols = rtrim($cols, ',');
        $dats = rtrim($dats, ',');
        $str  = "INSERT INTO myTable ( $cols ) VALUES ( $dats )";

        // RUN THE QUERY HERE
        var_dump($str);
}

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by:cmaddrix
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Ray I tried your suggestion but still not inserting into the database.  I attached the code you can see the output at http://www.idiotcycles.com/wps/apitest.php

Thanks
$groupResult = $wps->api(array(
					"method"=>"catalogs.getGroup",	//(required) The name of the method to call
					"responseType"=>"PHP_ARRAY", 	//(optional) could be PHP_ARRAY (default), HTML_OPTIONS, XML
					"catalog"=>"ATV",   			//(optional) catalogs to bring back.  Could be ALL (default), or comma delimited specific like DT,WC etc.
					//"tab"=>"AT0170",   			//(optional) tabs to bring back.  Could be ALL (default), or comma delimited specific like AT101, AT102.
					//"group"=>"25375",   			//(optional) groups to bring back.  Could be ALL (default), or comma delimited specific like 55, 556.
					//"selectedGroup"=>"25375",   	//(optional) The index of the group to be selected.
					//"catalogSort"=>"ALPHA_ASC",   //(optional) could be ALPHA_ASC, ALPHA_DESC, DEFAULT (if not provided DEFAULT)
					//"tabSort"=>"ALPHA_ASC",   	//(optional) could be ALPHA_ASC, ALPHA_DESC, DEFAULT (if not provided DEFAULT)
					//"groupSort"=>"ALPHA_ASC",   	//(optional) could be ALPHA_ASC, ALPHA_DESC, DEFAULT (if not provided DEFAULT)
				));
				
var_dump($groupResult);

require("config.php");

foreach ($groupResult->data as $element)
{
        // PROCESS THE DATA INTO PARTS OF AN INSERT QUERY
        $cols = NULL;
        $dats = NULL;
        foreach ($element as $key => $val)
        {
            $val = mysql_real_escape_string($val);
            $cols .= "`" . $key . "`,";
            $dats .= "'" . $val . "',";
        }

        // COMPLETE THE QUERY
        $cols = rtrim($cols, ',');
        $dats = rtrim($dats, ',');
        $str  = mysql_query("INSERT INTO wps_groups ( $cols ) VALUES ( $dats )",$dbC);

        // RUN THE QUERY HERE
        var_dump($str);
		
}
mysql_close($dbC);

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by:cmaddrix
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

stupid
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by:cmaddrix
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I would like to accept Ray_Paseur post as solution and award points before deleting
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