Is there any way to get MySQL to retrieve a newly inserted row?
It seems my code is doing this sort of thing a lot:
insert into users_table(a, b, c, d) values ("a", "b", "c", "d");
var x = select from user_id from users_table where a="a";
update other_table set user_id = "x" where something
In other words, inserting a new row and then immediately having to retrieve the key for that row in order to link it in some other table.