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Offline MrMorph

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Prepared MYSQL statements
« on: January 15, 2021, 09:02:47 AM »
I'd like to use prepared MYSQL statements to insert data into the database, for added security.

I'm thinking smcFunc already does this, is that assumption correct? Nothing is mentioned in the docs that I can see.

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Re: Prepared MYSQL statements
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2021, 09:24:36 AM »
smcFunc sanitizes the SQL queries, yes
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Re: Prepared MYSQL statements
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2021, 09:29:59 AM »
Yes, you can use prepared statements. They are a bit different than what you normally would do in PDO but the usage is almost the same:

Code: [Select]
$result = $smcFunc['db_query']('' ,'
     SELECT ppl.first_name, ppl.last_name,, add.address
     FROM {db_prefix}people as ppl
          LEFT JOIN {db_prefix}addresses as add ON (add.id_address = ppl.id_address)
     WHERE ppl.id_person = {int:person}
          AND (ppl.middle_name = 'foo' OR ppl.suffix != 'jr')
          AND {bool:condition}',
         'person' => $id_person,
         'condition' => $condition,

You can use the most common data types: int, string,array_int, array_string, date, float, identifier, etc.  Theres also the "raw" type for special cases where you might want to add raw SQL/data.

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Re: Prepared MYSQL statements
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 09:59:25 AM »
Great, thank you both  8)