insert data from Firebird to mysql

Hi,

I have been set a task of inserting customers from a table within our firebird database in to a table within our mysql database.

So far all I have done is created a php script that connects the required fields from FB.

<?php
$host = 'MYPATH';
    $username = 'username here';
    $password = 'password here';
    $dbh = ibase_connect($host, $username, $password);
    $stmt = 'SELECT CLCTABRE FROM CLIENT';
    $sth = ibase_query($dbh, $stmt);
    while ($row = ibase_fetch_object($sth)) {
       echo $row->CLCTABRE . "\n";
    }
    ibase_free_result($sth);
    ibase_close($dbh);
?>

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How would I initiate a connection to my mysql database and insert the selected fields?

I also need it to check if the customers exists in mysql first, if it does then do not insert any fields.

I understand this a broad question , and I'm not expecting an specific answers If anyone has any examples then that would be great.

Thank you
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Chris StanyonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
OK. A simple way is to add your values to an array, and then loop through that array to add them to the new mySQL database. In your code, instead of echoing out the value, change it to this:

while ($row = ibase_fetch_object($sth)) {
   $newValues[] = $row->CLCTABRE;
}

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You can then use this code to add them to the new mySQL table
$dbh = new PDO('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yourDB', 'user', 'pass');

$stmt = $dbh->prepare("INSERT INTO yourTable (yourColumn) VALUES (:yourValue)");
$stmt->bindParam('yourValue', $value);

try {
	foreach ($newvalues as $value):
		$stmt->execute();
	endforeach;
} catch (PDOException $e) {
	if ($e->errorInfo[1] != 1062) {
		//silently skip duplicate entries
		echo $e->getMessage();
	}
}

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To prevent duplicates, setup your database column to be unique. A 1062 error will then be generated when you try to add a duplicate and the code above effectively ignores this error, so they won't be added.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
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dan_stanAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, I will take a look at both suggestions and get back to you.
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dan_stanAuthor Commented:
@ChrisStanyon

This is my statement

<?php
$host = '';
    $username = '';
    $password = '';
    $dbh = ibase_connect($host, $username, $password);
    $stmt = 'SELECT FIRST 10 CLCTABRE ,CLCTNOM  FROM CLIENT';
    $sth = ibase_query($dbh, $stmt);
    while ($row = ibase_fetch_object($sth)) {
   $newValues[] = $row->CLCTABRE;
}
    ibase_free_result($sth);
    ibase_close($dbh);
	
$dbh = new PDO('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=swdata', 'root', 'root');

$stmt = $dbh->prepare("INSERT INTO USERDB (keysearch) VALUES (:yourValue)");
$stmt->bindParam('yourValue', $value);

try {
	foreach ($newvalues as $value):
		$stmt->execute();
	endforeach;
} catch (PDOException $e) {
	if ($e->errorInfo[1] != 1062) {
		//silently skip duplicate entries
		echo $e->getMessage();
	}
}
?>

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I'm getting the following error -

Notice: Undefined variable: newvalues in C:\xampp\htdocs\precious\customer.php on line 20

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in C:\xampp\htdocs\precious\customer.php on line 20

can you help me?
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Chris StanyonCommented:
No. The prepare() statement has just prepared the query and told it to expect a named parameter called :yourValue. You then bind this named parameter to a variable:

$stmt->bindParam('yourValue', $value);

When the query is executed it will replace :yourValue in the query with whatever value is stored in the $value variable. You then loop over your $newValues array, like this:

foreach ($newvalues as $value):
      $stmt->execute();
endforeach;

Each time it loops over your array, it takes the value from it and stores it in the $value variable, so each time the query is executed, whatever is stored in $value is pushed into the query, in place of the named parameter.

Hope that makes sense.
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Chris StanyonCommented:
Your error is because variable names are case sensitive. You are setting it like this:

$newValues[] = $row->CLCTABRE;

and trying to use it like this:

foreach ($newvalues as $value):

One has a capital V, the other doesn't!
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dan_stanAuthor Commented:
works like a dream. thanks a lot.

I really did not think I could get this working so quickly!
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dan_stanAuthor Commented:
Just a quick question, if I wanted to insert more than one column, how would I adapt the script?
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Chris StanyonCommented:
Firstly, you'd need to edit your SQL string, adding in the columns you want to set and the named parameters for those columns. You'd then need to bind the parameters to variables:

$stmt = $dbh->prepare("INSERT INTO USERDB (column1, column2, column3) VALUES (:value1, :value2, :value3)");
$stmt->bindParam('value1', $x_variable);
$stmt->bindParam('value2', $y_variable);
$stmt->bindParam('value3', $z_variable);

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Then you'd need to assign values to these variables before you execute the query. Can't see from your script where you're getting the data from, but assuming you built a multi-dimensional array, then you would do something like:

foreach ($newvalues as $data):
	$x_variable = $data['key1'];
	$y_variable = $data['key2'];
	$z_variable = $data['key3'];
	$stmt->execute();
endforeach;

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dan_stanAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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