MySQL Database not updated with query in PHP

Howdy! I know I’m missing something rather simple here but I just can’t seem to find it. I need another set of eyes. The data is being passed from the form to the php page that captures the data into variables. I can echo out the variables with the data but my query will not update the data table, even though my code indicates that the database was updated.
Here’s the form.

            <legend>Enter New Term</legend>
<form name  ="input" action="insert.php" method="post">
    <label for="newterm" class="label">New Term</label>
    <input type="text" name="newterm" id="newterm" value=""/>
    <label for="definition" class="label">Definition 1</label>
    <input type="text" name="definition1" id="definition1" value=""/>
    <label for="definition2" class="label">Definition 2</label>
    <input type="text" name="definition2" id="definition2" value=""/>
    <label for="reference1" class="label">Reference Key 1</label>
    <input type="text" name="reference1" id="reference1" value=""/>
    <label for="reference2" class="label">Reference 2</label>
    <input type="text" name="reference2" id="reference2" value=""/>
    <label for="ilink1" class="label">Reference Link 1</label>
    <input type="text" name="ilink1" id="ilink1" value=""/>
    <label for="ilink2" class="label">Reference Link 2</label>
    <input type="text" name="ilink2" id="ilink2" value=""/>
    <label for="comment" class="label">Comment</label>
    <input type="text" name="comment" id="comment" value=""/>
    <input type="submit" name="submit" id="submit" value="Add Term" />

Here’s the update file that captures the form data and sends to the database.

include 'conn.php';
$new_term = $_POST['newterm'];
$def1 = $_POST['definition1'];
$def2 = $_POST['definition2'];
$ref1 = $_POST['reference1'];
$ref2 = $_POST['reference2'];
$link1 = $_POST['ilink1'];
$link2 = $_POST['ilink2'];
$cmmnt = $_POST['comment'];
echo $new_term;
echo $def1;
echo $def2;
echo $ref1;
echo $ref2;
echo $link1;
echo $link2;
echo $cmmnt;

$query = "INSERT INTO terms (id, keyword, def1, def2, kref1, kref2, iref1, iref2, comment, entrydate)

if(!$query) {
    die('This data is not valid and will not be saved.');
echo 'Your data has been validated and has been committed to the database';

Here is the structure of the table

          keyword VARCHAR(35)NOT NULL UNIQUE,
def2 VARCHAR(255) NULL,
kref1 VARCHAR(55) NULL,
kref2 VARCHAR(55) NULL,
iref1 VARCHAR(255) NULL,
iref2 VARCHAR(255) NULL,
comment VARCHAR(255) NULL,
entrydate DATETIME
)Engine = InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8

Thanks in advance.

Make sure you have not misspelled your fields either, and what type is the entrydate field?

I removed the quotes from the values and added the single quote but there is still not data being committed to the database. No errors.
Thanks for the links. I’ll be looking at those issues once I make sure my database is gathering the data.

Try putting quotes around the fields: e.g. terms(‘id’, ‘keyword’)… etc.

Just as I suspected. A simple fix it was.
I forgot the mysql_query before the insert statement. WOW. I feel relieved and like and idiot at the same time.
Thanks for the input.

$query = [COLOR="Red"]mysql_query[/COLOR]("INSERT INTO terms (keyword, def1, def2, kref1, kref2, iref1, iref2, comment)values('".$new_term."','".$def1."','".$def2."','".$ref1."','".$ref2."','".$link1."','".$link2."','".$cmmnt."')");

The quoting of the values is incorrect

"INSERT INTO terms (id, keyword, def1, def2, kref1, kref2, iref1, iref2, comment, entrydate)



The single quote before ".$new_term (shown in red) is not in your code, but it should be.

Also, take a look at mysql_real_escape_string() to prevent [url=]SQL Injection.

Thanks Darren but that’s a no go as well. I’ve tested the db connect and it’s good. Very odd.

When I use this query in PHPadmin a record is stored in the database.

INSERT INTO terms (keyword, def1, def2, kref1, kref2, iref1, iref2, comment)
values('PHP','Scripting Language','Loosely typed scripting language','Web apps','Dynamic','','','This is a comment')

The entrydate field is NULL however. I wonder if there is an issue that I don’t see there. Does the date have to be formatted?

Dont worry it happens to all of us

All the field spelling is good. The entry data is a DATETIME field. I think that may be the issue. It’s not set to NULL or NOT NULL or formatted in any way.