How do I properly concatenate a variable in a SQL query? This is what I currently have:
$sql = 'SELECT image, name, description FROM phpbb_anime WHERE image = '.$animeimg.'';
you need to make sure that you generate single quote delimiters for your image string
when it reaches mysql, it wants to look like this --
WHERE image = 'foobar'
of course, that's assuming image is a character column, not a numeric column
if it's a numeric column, and $animeimg is supposed to be an integer, then you should not generate quotes into the sql
you can tell if your statement is correct by echoing $sql before you execute it
Do I need I need to put the actual SQL statement in double or single quotations?
can't help you with that, sorry, i don't do php
what did the echo of $sql produce?
Well I can't particularly echo anything because I keep getting a SQL error
if you're getting an sql error, you must've executed the $sql string using mysql_query() or whatever the command in php is called
could you do the echo before that, please
also, it might help if i could see the error message
$sql = "SELECT image, name, description FROM phpbb_anime WHERE image = '$animeimg'";
What is output by the echo?
When I echo that out it just outputs the code.
what happens if you submit the SELECT statement, with an appropriate value substituted for $animeimg, to mysql directly?
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