How to insert data using wpdb


I have wriiten as following

$email="kum[email protected]";
$message="hello i want to read db";
$now = new DateTime();
$datesent=$now->format('Y-m-d H:i:s');    
global $wpdb;
$sql = $wpdb->prepare(
 "INSERT INTO `wp_submitted_form`      (`name`,`email`,`phone`,`country`,`course`,`message`,`datesent`) values ("
 $name, $email, $phone, $country, $course, $message, $datesent. ')")';


It's not working... It throws error... Please help me in correcting it.

This question is tagged with php wordpress

~ Asked on 2013-08-07 06:53:38

The Best Answer is


Use $wpdb->insert().

$wpdb->insert('wp_submitted_form', array(
    'name' => 'Kumkum',
    'email' => '[email protected]',
    'phone' => '3456734567', // ... and so on

Addition from @mastrianni:

$wpdb->insert sanitizes your data for you, unlike $wpdb->query which requires you to sanitize your query with $wpdb->prepare. The difference between the two is $wpdb->query allows you to write your own SQL statement, where $wpdb->insert accepts an array and takes care of sanitizing/sql for you.

~ Answered on 2013-08-07 06:58:21


Just use wpdb->insert(tablename, coloumn, format) and wp will prepare that's query

global $wpdb;
$wpdb->insert("wp_submitted_form", array(
   "name" => $name,
   "email" => $email,
   "phone" => $phone,
   "country" => $country,
   "course" => $course,
   "message" => $message,
   "datesent" => $now ,

~ Answered on 2013-08-07 07:26:30

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