PHP INSERT Query Statement Issue...

Posted on 2012-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-03-22
I am getting an error message when trying to insert data into my database using the INSERT query that reads:
"There was an error: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ' 320, 'Testing', 0, 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Na' at line 1"

The following is the statement I am using...
	if(isset($_POST['subticket'])) {
		$postsub = str_replace("'", "&#8217;", $_POST["sub"]);
		$postname = str_replace("'", "&#8217;", $_POST["fname"]);
		$postemail = str_replace("'", "&#8217;", $_POST["email"]);
		$postexten = $_POST['extension'];
		$postissue = str_replace("'", "&#8217;", $_POST["desc"]);
		$postinfo = str_replace("'", "&#8217;", $_POST["exinfo"]);
		if ($postsub != "" && $postname != "" && $postemail != "" && $postexten != "" && $postissue != "" && $postinfo != "") {
			$insert_query = "INSERT INTO kbticket (uid, extension, sub, level, issue, exinfo, stat) VALUES (" . $_POST['uid'] . ", $postexten, '$postsub', " . $_POST['level'] . ", '$postissue', '$postinfo', " . $_POST['stat'] . ")";
			$insert_result = mysql_query($insert_query, $connection);
			if ($insert_result) {
			$hdaddsuccess = 1;	
			$to = "helpdesk@norrishomefurnishings.com, " . $postemail;
			$from = "helpdesk@norrishomefurnishings.com";
			$hdemail_query = "SELECT * FROM hdticket ORDER BY id DESC LIMIT 1";
			$hdemail_result = mysql_query($hdemail_query, $connection);
			while ($hdemail = mysql_fetch_array($hdemail_result)) {
			$subject = "Helpdesk Ticket #" . $hdemail['id'] . " Updated: " . $hdemail['sub'] . "";
			$message = "<strong>PLEASE SAVE THIS INFORMATION UNTIL YOUR TICKET HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CLOSED!</strong><br /><strong>ID: </strong>" . $hdemail['id'] . "<br /><strong>FULL NAME: </strong>" . $postname . "<br /><strong>EMAIL: </strong>" . $postemail . "<br /><strong>EXTENSION: </strong>" . $postext . "<br /><br /><strong>MESSAGE: </strong>" . $postissue . "<br /><br /><strong>EXTRA INFO: </strong>" . $postinfo;
			$headers = "From: Norris Portal Help Desk <helpdesk@norrishomefurnishings.com>\r\n";
			$headers .= "Reply-To: ". strip_tags($from) . "\r\n";
			$headers .= "CC: anegron@norrishomefurnishings.com\r\n";
			$headers .= "MIME-Version: 1.0\r\n";
			$headers .= "Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1\r\n";
				if ($from != "" && $to != "" && $subject != "" && $message != "") {
					if (mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers)) {
						$mailsuccess = 1;
					} else {
						$mailfail = 1; die("There was an error: " . mysql_error());
				} else {
					$mailfail = 1; die("There was an error: " . mysql_error());
			} else {
			$hdaddfail = 1;	die("There was an error: " . mysql_error());

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Your help in this matter is extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Question by:Rumbananas
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Author Comment

ID: 37754541
This issue starts at around line 11...
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Expert Comment

ID: 37754673

What is your datatype for the extension and stat fields?  I noticed they do not have quotes around them on the INSERT statement so I assume it is a numeric datatype?

Author Comment

ID: 37754721
The Query is getting hung up on the 'extension' field is set up as an integer in the database, as well as the 'stat' field. The extension '320' is supposed to be a phone extension, and the 'stat' field is drawing data from the form using the select field with numerical values.
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Expert Comment

ID: 37754724
put an echo after line 11

echo $insert_query

and post the value
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HainKurt earned 2000 total points
ID: 37754732
or try to put ' everywhere :)

$insert_query = "INSERT INTO kbticket (uid, extension, sub, level, issue, exinfo, stat) VALUES ('" . $_POST['uid'] . "', '$postexten', '$postsub', '" . $_POST['level'] . "', '$postissue', '$postinfo', '" . $_POST['stat'] . "')";
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Expert Comment

ID: 37754784
Like Hain said, you can try quoting all of them, or just use proper concatenation.
$insert_query = "INSERT INTO kbticket (uid, extension, sub, level, issue, exinfo, stat) VALUES (".$_POST['uid'].",".$postexten.",'".$postsub."','". $_POST['level']."','".$postissue."', '".$postinfo."', ".$_POST['stat'].")";

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ID: 37754866
Thank you so much, I have no idea why I didn't think of it, but it did and I can't be more grateful!

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