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I am having a minor problem with my code if any one can help.

I have a form where the user can add a new article however on submit this error is displayed:

Warning: mysqli_query() expects parameter 1 to be mysqli, object given in //public_html/admin/includes/addnews.php on line 12.


This is the code:

$auth = $_POST['auth'];
$tit = $_POST['tit'];
$stat = $_POST['stat'];
$shrt = $_POST['short'];
$art = $_POST['art'];

$conn = mysqli_connect("localhost","db","password","db") or die ("Could not connect to database");

$query = $conn->prepare ("INSERT INTO newsitem (author,title,shortdesc,article,newsdate,status) VALUES ('$auth','$tit','$shrt','$art',CURDATE(),'$stat')");
$result = mysqli_query($query,$conn);
	echo "successful";
	echo "<BR>";
	echo "<a href='news.php'>Back to News </a>";

else {
	echo "error could not upload article";


I have been looking at this for the last two hours with no hope, is there anyone who can point me in the right direction please?

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Your arguments for mysqli_query are in the wrong order. The argument order is connection, query. Not query, connection


Also you don't use mysqli_query when using mysqli_prepare before hand. If you are using prepared statements you need to use mysqli_stmt_execute


Correct code for a prepared statement

// procedural
$query = $conn->prepare ("INSERT INTO newsitem (author,title,shortdesc,article,newsdate,status) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, CURDATE(), ?)");
mysqli_stmt_bind_param($query, 'sssss', $auth, $tit, $shrt, $art, $stat);

// OR as OOP
$query = $conn->prepare ("INSERT INTO newsitem (author,title,shortdesc,article,newsdate,status) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, CURDATE(), ?)");
$query->bind_param('sssss', $auth,$tit,$shrt,$art,$stat);
Edited by Ch0cu3r
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