MySQL is an open-source, relational database management system.

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Why does databases use text? [on hold]

This might be a little dumb question but why do we save text in the db instead of something smaller? Couldn't there be some other way to store data in the db like in a serialized form, and then have ...
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What is the problem will happen if I create auto generate ID without using mysql auto increase of mysql table by my self?

I would like to ask you a question about MySQL AUTO_INCREMENT. I already created my own function to generate AUTO_INCREMENT when the user inserts any data input a table in MySQL. This function works ...
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I am trying to implementing a stream/notification feed, but I have a dilemma

For many months now, have I tried to figure out how to implement a stream/notification feed? It can be implemented by having three tables in the database (e.g. activities, user, and user_activities) ...
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Python MySQLdb Install [on hold]

I'm using MySQL Workbench 6.3 and trying to write some code to import many csv files into my table. I'm trying to follow the coding around using MySQLdb and I keep getting an error about the module ...
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die() or try/catch when interacting with MySql database in PHP? [closed]

A lot of tutorials and books I have been over and read have used the die() method to catch an exception when interacting with a local MySQL database For example: mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, ...
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Constantly getting PHP error when I submit a form [closed]

I am constantly getting a PHP error which is You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'Change) VALUES ...
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matching usernames with their password

We are working on a simple login/registration form. Our login script checks to see if the username and password exist in the same row of the database. If it does exist, we bring the user to a welcome ...
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Using a PHP loop or MySQL table for arrays values

I have the following results page from the previous form: <?php //Get the form results (which has been converted to an associative array) from the $_POST super global $musicgenres = ...
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MySQL schema migration table and field mapping

I have inherited a project with the following set of components: REST API, public web application and internal admin web application and MySQL dB. I am commissioned to develop updated version of the ...
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Avoid foreign keys on an 800-GB database? [migrated]

This question is for the experienced developers out there. My friend recently told me that his employer has a legacy code base whose MySQL database has now grown to around 800 GB in size. What's ...
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Encrypted values (mcrypt_encrypt) in URL parameters generating different results while requesting.How to tackle the situation? [migrated]

I am using the following function to encrypt a string ($str) using a key ($key) to make a unique key. Sample Code: <?php $key = "####"; $str = "123456789"; $encrypted_key = ...
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How to handle the default time when user is selecting dates to filter on?

We have an ASP.NET application which allows users to report on their data. We have a number of reports that the user selects the start and end date from a datepicker and then we returned the filtered ...
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What's the best way to track updates when syncing data from MySQL remote server to local SQLite database?

I'm making an iOS App, well, two actually. App A will be able to write TO-DOs to a remote MySQL database, and App B will be able to read what App A has written/modified. App B needs to be always ...
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Is it bad to store data in JSON form or should I use mySQL? [closed]

I've been building an application and the whole thing is built around a simple data storage system. Create an array. Convert it into JSON. Add <?php die() at the beginning to prevent access. ...
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PHP mysql checking for relational equivalence

Suppose I have a users table and in that users table I have a role_id. In my roles table I have: users - id - role_id roles - id - name roles id | name 1 | admin 2 | normal Now ...
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Creating Objects from a JDBC ResultSet, best practice? [closed]

I'm still in the process of learning JDBC and web services (currently forced to work with SOAP, but more interested in REST). I want to save each table row from the ResultSet in it's own object. There ...
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Algorithm to maintain a blog sign up page

I have a functional sign up page for a blog that updates a database with a users name, email, profile picture and a short bio. The General information page and the profile picture upload/bio page are ...
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Storing/caching SQL query

If I have a very long-winded SQL query (that has multiple subqueries), but the result of which is unlikely to change from hour to hour (or even day-to-day, or possibly even week-to-week) is there some ...
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Java desktop app with mysql database

I'm currently in the process of learning Java and swing and in doing so am trying to create a desktop app. As part of this app I have set up a mysql database which the app is connected to, however ...
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How can I keep browser URL secret when editing data?

Suppose, There is a user list. <a href="user/5">Edit</a> <a href="user/6">Edit</a> When a system user clicked to edit a user info. Then it goes to url to browser like as ...
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Process string before or after insert into mysql

I have a device network where each device has different sensors (temperature, humidity, etc..). Each device uploads raw measured weather data every 10 seconds to a apache/php/mysql REST API. There are ...
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Is it safe to only use intval to sanitize user input for a database select?

Is it safe to only use intval to sanitize the user input for a database select, as in the following example? $id = intval($_GET['id']); $query = "SELECT * FROM table WHERE id='$id'";
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BCMath vs MySQL: performance

Scenario I am working on a web application that handles financial transactions, and my code will need to be reusable for everything from consumer carts to manufacturer/distributor shipments. The ...
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DB Schema design : single table with more columns vs multiple tables with fewer colomns

What would be better DB design for a social network website. A single table with more columns and less rows or multiple table with fewer columns but more rows. For example: User can post an update on ...
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What can I use to distinguish a user chosen name from other identical names [closed]

I am writing a dating/social website using php and mysql. We want the users to select a name for themselves, but we don't want to make it unique. It is not going to be used for searching. It is ...
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Should migrations modify data?

Imagine you have a table that has 5 columns, and you need to split this into two tables, because in your iterative process, your application has increased in complexity. Should migrations change the ...
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Making a safe PHP login system [duplicate]

I am making a php website that requires user login. It has a remember me function. I would like to ask if the following approach is safe ? User logs in with correct username and pass (and remember ...
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NoSQL or MySQL? [closed]

I'm developing an app that requires to save data that is not consistent across all rows. These database entries represent different kind of sport activities. Let's take an example: In football the ...
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Multiple MySQL update calls per second, can some of them be “missed”?

I have simple question, I think its not that big of a deal, but I'd still like to ask it as its boggling my mind for past 2 days a lot. What if I have a poll where instead of inserting answers to ...
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Composite Primary Key drawbacks

For website that I maintain (eCommerce) I now need to make a table that seems to require Composite Primary Key of 5 columns. I never used 5 column as primary key before, only 2 and rarely 3. I ...
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Advice on paging tree structured data

I'm in the process of building web based a commenting system, for which the comments are rendered in a reddit / disqus style tree structure. The MySQL schema uses a string of ancestor id's, and the ...
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Auto-save user input - the smartest way?

I'm developing a social network website and I'm working with php/mysql/jquery and I want users to have the most user-friendly website experience. That's why I try to avoid a save (submit) button at ...
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Do common relational database systems work 'out of the box'? [closed]

I'm quite new to software development and whenever I come across small projects which involve storing (relational) data I always ask myself if something like a micro-blog (or any other project with ...
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Do I need a web-service for this case? Data-synchronization over multiple clients

I'm new in this area and a little bit confused about my current thoughts on a web-service implementation for my application. I want to synchronize all connected clients with the current data on a ...
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How to get real time notifications, when a database change (insert, update, delete) occurs?

I'm creating a dashboard which should monitor a database table. I have only database access (no application layer). The table is rather large (10 million rows), however not changing rapidly (100 ...
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Design interface for WebService to access several MySQL databases

I am currently trying to design an interface for a WebService that can access several MySQL databases. There will be 4 operations available, Add(), Read(), Update() and Delete(). The WebService just ...
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Social network notification system

Background I am working on an app for a client that includes some social networking features. I was originally developing the mobile front-end, but circumstances have left me in charge of developing ...
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Android, PHP session and JSON object retrieval

I am working on an app in android studio.. it currently has a login and registration system that are linked to a database and both work perfectly. I am now trying to carry over the user id value ...
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Edit files on multiple domains on Mambo CMS

I have multiple domains on same web server, all running on Mambo CMS. Each site uses same template and has roughly same site structure. I need to edit the same page on each website - is there a ...
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using node.js server with mysql-module and PHP for a penny-auction website? [closed]

I'm building a penny-auction platform like DealDash and just read into the WebSocket and node.js topic. I used PHP, MySQL and Ajax to build the website. I'm nearly finished and just have to implement ...
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Am I planning my database/backend correctly?

I'm an iOS developer and to be honest I'm not really looking to become a database expert right at this moment, but I do need to know how to properly plan out what I believe to be a pretty cookie ...
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How to structure programs that interact with databases? [closed]

I've just finished a book on MySQL and I'm in the infantile stages of learning to couple that with Java. I know that the technology I need to learn is called JDBC and that it essentially allows you to ...
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How to infer the result of a query?

To understand what a query does, I have always thought the following is the procedure on evaluating a query: Form the table as specified in the FROM clause. Pick the rows from that table as ...
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How to store integer array in mysql database [closed]

I am making a college attendence system so i need to store attendence of thousands of students. if I go for 1 column for each day then it will take 12*30 almost 360 column for a year. So I want to ...
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Is this a race condition?

I have a friend arguing this is a race condition, but I'm struggling to understand how. This is for a web application using PHP and MySQL where users can login and create tickets, these tickets have ...
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What is better for scalability for this specific dataset, MongoDB or MySQL?

I have a web app which has users, forms, and volunteers signed up on those forms. Currently I am using MongoDB and have it setup with a collection for admins, and a collection for forms with ...
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How to save many changes to database data?

I'm working on a feature which will pull many (say, 1000-5000) rows from a database, display them to the user and allow the user to edit them. This editing may involve changing text; adding rows at ...
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php Database operations in separate files?

I have a single page application. Select boxes need to be filled with select queries from the database. How do I structure the application? Currently I have a file add_details.php. It contains a ...
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Need to store Multiple Images (path) into MySQL after upload [duplicate]

I am trying to build my own little eCommerce CMS, and i want the expert opinion on how to handle multiple uploaded files (images). For Example: A user adds a new item, fills the necessary form data ...
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How to deal with server-side and client-side naming conventions that clash? [closed]

I have a project that uses the underscore naming convention for the MySQL database and PHP scripts but uses camelCase for the javascript application (a common scenario I'm sure). However, once JSON ...