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Re: DBI Update dynamically

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Feb 24, 2018 at 16:49 UTC ( #1209907=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to DBI Update dynamically

Every user having a different number of fields seems strange and goes against the basic principles of relational database design.

A "kludgey" solution however could be as follows:

  • SELECT the record you want to update and put this record's data into an array.
  • Update this array with the new data.
  • DELETE this record.
  • INSERT a new record with the updated data from the array.


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