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Best way to insert multiple records into table

I want to insert multiple rows into one table at one. Instead of doing a foreach loop and calling sql->insert a hundred times, I would prefer to insert values like that:
array(a=>1, b=>2, c=>3),
array(a=>1, b=>2, c=>3),
array(a=>1, b=>2, c=>3),
array(a=>1, b=>2, c=>3),
array(a=>1, b=>2, c=>3),

From looking at the sqldrivers insert function, I'd say that I cannot do it like the example above.

And since my values are calculated, I cannot fill them in with a the $select parameter of the function.

Now I'll try to do some array_map magic and use a manual insert sql, but isn't there any better/more framework using solution?


  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    If you are inserting hundreds of records, do it via SQL, imo.

    I have used a for loop before, though.

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  • R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    I was quite surprised to find out that it could be done with an array of array:

    $sql = Gdn::sql();
    $sql->options('ignore', true);
                        'Word' => 'a',
                        'letter' => 'one'
                        'Word' => 'b',
                        'letter' => 'two'

    That gives:

    DEBUG: insert Table
    (`Word`, `letter`) 
    ('a', 'one'), 
    ('b', 'two')

    Now I only have to find out why that didn't end up in an insert ignore statement! Anyone has an idea?

  • R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    OMG! It's case sensitive! $sql->options('Ignore', true); works as expected =)

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