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Transitioning to PDO/MySQL.  Need assistance with if/else statement

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Are changes necessary for if/else statements in PHP/PDO?

I am getting the following error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'catidexp1' (T_STRING)

(Script works fine without if/else statement)



$query3 = $conn->query('SELECT DISTINCT cat1, catidexp1 FROM download ORDER BY catidexp1);

while ($row3 = $query3->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC))
{

 if $row3['catidexp1']==0 {      //error here
continue; 
} else {



$statement = $conn->prepare('INSERT INTO category (category_id) VALUES(:catid)');
$params = array(':catid'=>$row3['catidexp1']);
$statement->execute($params); 

}

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Question by:lawrence_dev
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Is that your real code?
You are missing the closing apostrophe
$query3 = $conn->query('SELECT DISTINCT cat1, catidexp1 FROM download ORDER BY catidexp1');

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Also don't put prepared statements inside a loop, put them before you loop - their purpose is to tell MySQL what to expect, not keep telling it what is coming...

$statement = $conn->prepare('INSERT INTO category (category_id) VALUES(:catid)');
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Change line 6 to:-

 if ($row3['catidexp1']==0) {
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by:Ray Paseur
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Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ...
always means something is wrong "upstream" from the line with the error.  It may be the line above or a line many lines above.  Typically this is due to missing or unmatched parentheses, quotes, etc.

This has nothing to do with PDO, per se -- it's a PHP syntax error that may have been introduced by a conversion from MySQL to a current SQL extension, but looking to PDO for an answer is a red herring.  Instead, go back to the basic PHP syntax and you'll find the error through that process.
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Agreed Gary!  Thanks for your help!  Thanks Chris!
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by:lawrence_dev
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Take 30 seconds to look at the code to see the mistake and point it out. ---  100% Agree!  Thanks again for your help!!
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