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Php/mysql - Insert W/ Dynamic Column Names?

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I'm trying to get this query to work.

PHP Code:
$name = $_POST['name'];
$bads = array(".", "/", ",", "&", "-", "@", "#", "%", "*", "(", " ", ")");
$newname = str_replace($bads,"",$name);
$score = $_POST['score'];

$connect = mysql_connect("test", "test", "test");
mysql_select_db(test, $connect) or die(mysql_error());
$query = "INSERT INTO dynamic_scores (" . $newname . ") VALUES ('$score')";

However, this query definitely won't insert a row into the database. If I use a normal column name, instead of setting it to a variable, then it works...but I want to use the variable.

Any ideas?

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I'm not sure I understand... how can the user pick a random column???

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