Insert into two table with one transaction with second table using the ID generated from the first

using mysql and pdo is it possible to insert into one table and then insert into the second table inserting the id generated from the first query in one transaction?

INSERT INTO item (creatorId, name) VALUES (:m, "this is  a test);
INSERT INTO details ( creatorId, itemId, term, content ) VALUES ( :m, LAST_INSERT_ID(), "owner", :m );
INSERT INTO colors( creatorId, itemId, colors ) VALUES ( :m, LAST_INSERT_ID(), "green");

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How can i refer to the first insert and get that ID?
J NUnicorn wranglerAsked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Why dont you  store that value in a variable and reuse it;
J NUnicorn wranglerAuthor Commented:
Is it possible to create a variable in an sql statement? such as $var = INSERT INTO....?
Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
SET @var1 := last_insert_id()

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J NUnicorn wranglerAuthor Commented:
Would this need to be in a stored procedure?
Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
I always prefer stored procedures over Inline sql statements.  Otherwise it has to be a single dynamic sql statement.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
sorry, not quite the correct answer.

To make it an transaction a COMMIT is needed..... between them, if history is unknown then:

COMMIT; // allprevious outstanding...
INSERT INTO item (creatorId, name) VALUES (:m, "this is  a test);
SET @var1 := last_insert_id()
INSERT INTO details ( creatorId, itemId, term, content ) VALUES ( :m, :var1, "owner", :m );
INSERT INTO colors( creatorId, itemId, colors ) VALUES ( :m, :var1, "green");
COMMIT; // store.
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