I have shifted from mysql to postgresql, and I'm using php. I need to use the replacement of the mysql_last_insert() function for retrieving the last inserted id. I have explored the currval(), lastval() etc. functions and also the RETURNING restriction/option in the insert sql statement.
For the task at hand, I prefer the insert statement using the RETURNING clause. Its probably a very simple thing but after the select statement with the returning clause, HOW DO I CAPTURE AND USE THE RETURNED VALUE IN PHP? I have tried but am missing something very simple.
The pseudo code is as follows.
the table name is products,
product_id SERIAL AUTO INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
product_name varchar (50) NOT NULL.
$query = INSERT INTO product (product_name) VALUES ('$_POST[product_name]') RETURNING product_id;
$result = pg_query($query);
/*HOW DO RETRIEVE AND USE THE RETURNED product_id THAT IS OUTPUT AS A RESULT OF THE QUERY? USUALLY WE RETRIEVE AN ASSOCIATIVE ARRAY BUT HERE THERE IS ONLY ONE NUMERIC DATA RETURNED.*/
I shall be grateful for the help and I give thanks in advance!