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mysql_insert(host; user; pw; database; sql; path)

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Jim McNeely, Northwest Radiologists
http://nwrads.com

creates the text of an applescript which creates a php script which runs a SQL command into a MySQL database

Sample Input:
mysql_insert("10.0.1.4"; "user"; "pw"; "database"; "insert into blappo (test) values('flying pony"); "~/Documents")
Sample Output:
do shell script ("echo \"#!/usr/bin/php -q\" > ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo \"<?php\" >> ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo \"\\$link = mysql_connect(\\\"10.0.1.4\\\",\\\"user\\\",\\\"pw\\\") or die(\\\"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that. Could not connect: \\\".mysql_error());\" >> ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo \"mysql_select_db(\\\"database\\\") or die(\\\"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that. Could not select database as database\\\");\" >> ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo \"\\$query = \\\"insert into blappo (test) values('flying pony')\\\";\" >> ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo \"\\$result = mysql_query(\\$query) or die(\\\"I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that. Query failed: \\\" . mysql_error());\" >> ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo \"echo \\\"Success\\\";\" >> ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo \"?>\" >> ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; chmod 777 ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php; echo `php ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php`; rm ~/Documents/push_to_mysql.php")


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Description:

Obviously, this only works on OS X. PHP is installed by default on Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5, even though it is not enabled by default for Apache. A script that uses this will thus run with no further additions to the machine.

So, you set a field or variable to the results of this

host: the ip address of the MySQL database
user: login user
pw: login pw
database: the database (not table) that you want to connect to
sql: the sql statement you wat to run
path: the path of the php file that will be created.

I use this because I have found ESS to be crappy and until they fix things this really works well.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

good solution
but I insert in value a quoted phrase.
example:
values('title of book is "matrix"')


it's not work

ilgio, milan
November 07, 2017 6:55am

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