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Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:24 pm Post subject: [solution] Inserting data, ignoring any key conflicts
How to insert data, but you are not sure if the data exists, but dont' want to see a mysql error while inserting?
This is really handy when inserting XML / RSS feeds !
There are two solutions:
$sql = 'INSERT INTO '.TABLE_NAME .' ( key1, key2 ) VALUES ( val1, val2 ) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE fetched=fetched+1';
This will insert the data if there is no key conflict.
If there is a key conflict ( existing key = key you want to insert ), no error will be given and NO data will be updated except for the row called "fetched" which has a counter and will increase with the count of 1;
( fetched NULL allowed, DEFAULT = 0 )
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