Access a MySQL Database Using PDO

This tutorial will show you how to access a mysql database using the PHP Data Objects interface, also known simply as PDO. One big advantage of using PDO versus other methods is the use of prepared statements which offers much better security than the mysql or mysqli libraries. Also PDO can connect to several different … Continue reading Access a MySQL Database Using PDO

Downloading and Installing Heidi SQL

Recently, John and I have been doing a lot of database work using MySQL and have had to connect to several large databases and manage them correctly. This can be a daunting task without a tool to easily do so. This is where Heidi SQL comes in. This tutorial will walk you through downloading, installing, and configuring Heidi SQL to use against your MySQL databases.

How to Return MySQL Results to a Table

This question has been asked several times lately and I wanted to clear this up. This is a very easy concept once you get it down. In order to display the results from a MySQL query into a table will will store the results in an array and then echo out each row in a while loop.

Editing MySQL Data Using PHP

We have had a few tutorial that show how to display and add data to a MySQL database. Now I am going to show you how to edit a row in your database. In previous examples we setup a table whcih contains: ID, FName, LName and PHON. We will be retreiving the data, making changes, then updating the row in the database. This tutorial is design for the user to update there own information so we will only be editing row for this user.

Creating a Form that will Search a MySQL Database

In this tutorial I will show you how to add a simple search box to query a MySQL database. This tutorial is a continuation of the “How to Access a MySQL Database Using PHP” tutorial.
Since writing that original tutorial I have created a local WAMP test environment. I have created the database “test” with a table “testable”. The table contains the following fields:

Setting Up a WAMP Server

This tutorial will walk you through setting up a WAMP Server using software that can be found on sourceforge for use. First, a little description is an order. A WAMP Server is a Windows Machine that has Apache, MySQL, and PHP on it (WAMP – Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) To install these before you would have to get the installs and binaries and configure them yourself and set everything up which can be a tedious task as well as very time consuming.