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PHP and MySQL page not displaying correct conditional result.

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I am testing a simple php page that performs an INSERT and should echo "Success". But, it print the error message "Database query failed" even though it is successfully inserting the data into the database. Why is it not displaying "Success". Below is the code. Thank you.

      // 1. Create a database connection
      $dbhost = "localhost";
      $dbuser = "widget_cms";
      $dbpass = "secretpassword";
      $dbname = "widget_corp";
      $connection = mysqli_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass, $dbname);
      // Test if connection occurred.
      if(mysqli_connect_errno()) {
            die("Database connection failed: " .
                  mysqli_connect_error() .
                   " (" . mysqli_connect_errno() . ")"
      // Often these are form values in $_POST
      $menu_name = "Edit me";
      $position = (int) 4;
      $visible = (int) 1;
      // 2. Perform database query
      $query  = "INSERT INTO subjects (";
      $query .= "  menu_name, position, visible";
      $query .= ") VALUES (";
      $query .= "  '{$menu_name}', {$position}, {$visible}";
      $query .= ")";
      $result = mysqli_query($connection, $query);

      if(!$result) {
            // Success
            // redirect_to("somepage.php");
            echo "Success!";
      } else {
            // Failure
            // $message = "Subject creation failed"
            die("Database query failed. " . mysqli_error($connection));

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

<html lang="en">


      // 5. Close database connection
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