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Maverickb7

how to determine a action has been completed

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Hello-- I have a cms I'm working on and would like to get some help with something. I add/edit/remove articles using PHP and MySQL. I usually use something like:
[code]$query = "UPDATE table SET tablecolumn = '$stuff'";[/code]
I was wondering how I could confirm that its been successful and display text such as "Update Successful"?

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See instructions and code examples of the mysql_query() at:

[a href=\"http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-query.php\" target=\"_blank\"]http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.mysql-query.php[/a]

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For other type of SQL statements, UPDATE, DELETE, DROP, etc, mysql_query() returns TRUE on success or FALSE on error.
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I use something like this:
[code]if (mysql_query("UPDATE table SET `field`='$newcontents' WHERE `condition`='true'")) {
  echo "Update successful";
} else {
  echo "Update failed";
}[/code]
It works for me :)

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