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PHP Database

PHP MySQL Introduction

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PHP Create DB/Tables

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PHP MySQL Update

The UPDATE statement is used to modify data in a table.

Update Data In a Database

The UPDATE statement is used to update existing records in a table.


UPDATE table_name
SET column1=value, column2=value2,...
WHERE some_column=some_value

Note: Notice the WHERE clause in the UPDATE syntax. The WHERE clause specifies which record or records should be updated. If you omit the WHERE clause, all records will be updated!

To get PHP to execute the statement above we must use the mysqli_query() function. This function is used to send a query or command to a MySQL connection.


Earlier in the tutorial we created a table named "Persons". Here is how it looks:

FirstName LastName Age
Peter Griffin 35
Glenn Quagmire 33

The following example updates some data in the "Persons" table:

// Check connection
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
  echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . mysqli_connect_error();

mysqli_query($con,"UPDATE Persons SET Age=36
WHERE FirstName='Peter' AND LastName='Griffin'");


After the update, the "Persons" table will look like this:

FirstName LastName Age
Peter Griffin 36
Glenn Quagmire 33