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Posted by: Jeremiah Ramsey
Date: December 31, 2012 04:51PM

With this html document and PHP script, I have attempted to save information in a row that already exists by including UPDATE and WHERE to make sure the information goes into the right row. I am getting this response:

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 ' last_name=, email=, input1=, input2=, input3=, input4=, input5=, input6=, input' at line 1

This is my HTML document:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>English Assessment Test - 3J-Network</title>
<link href="/css/fastylesheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<body><table align="center"><tr><td width="610">
<img class="logo" src="/images/logo.jpg" />
<h1>English Assessment Test</h1>
<ul class="anchor">
<li class="anchor"><span class="roundtop"><a class="bar" href="index.html">Back to Homepage</a></span></li>
<p><form action="scripts/english_test2.php" method="POST">
<p>So that your results will be saved, please fill in the user ID that we gave you.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<label for="user_id">Your user ID:</label>
<input type="text" name="user_id" size="20" /><br />
<br />
<h4>Level 2 Questions</h4>
<p>Henry needs to go to work now. Choose the most appropriate sentence.</p>
<input type="radio" name="input11" value="1a" /><span>a) "I work."</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input11" value="1b" /><span>b) "I go to work."</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input11" value="1c" /><span>c) "I am working now."</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input11" value="1d" /><span>d) "I have to go to work now."</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input11" value="1e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>Caleb says, "I see a plate of cookies on the table. But since I am already fat, I will resist the temptation." What does he mean?</p>
<input type="radio" name="input12" value="2a" /><span>a) He will eat all of the cookies.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input12" value="2b" /><span>b) He will eat only one of the cookies.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input12" value="2c" /><span>c) He will not eat any cookies.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input12" value="2d" /><span>d) He will throw the cookies away.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input12" value="2e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>Chun-soo has stopped using Facebook. What does this mean?</p>
<input type="radio" name="input13" value="3a" /><span>a) Chun-soo never had a Facebook account.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input13" value="3b" /><span>b) Chun-soo will never use Facebook again.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input13" value="3c" /><span>c) Chun-soo will start using Facebook again.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input13" value="3d" /><span>d) Chun-soo used Facebook in the past, but is not using it anymore.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input13" value="3e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>Whether or not she wins the game, she will be happy. What does this mean?</p>
<input type="radio" name="input14" value="4a" /><span>a) She will be unhappy if she loses.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input14" value="4b" /><span>b) She will only be happy if she wins the game.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input14" value="4c" /><span>c) She will be happy in both situations.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input14" value="4d" /><span>d) She will be unhappy in both situations.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input14" value="4e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input15" value="5a" /><span></span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input15" value="5b" /><span></span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input15" value="5c" /><span></span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input15" value="5d" /><span></span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input15" value="5e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>The little boy built a house out of blocks. That made his mother happy. How can one combine these two sentences?</p>
<input type="radio" name="input16" value="6a" /><span>a) The little boy built a house out of blocks, which made his mother happy.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input16" value="6b" /><span>b) The little boy built a house out of blocks, that made his mother happy.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input16" value="6c" /><span>c) The little boy built a house out of blocks, what made his mother happy.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input16" value="6d" /><span>d) The little boy built a house out of blocks. That made his mother happy.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input16" value="6e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>He cannot afford this computer unless he sells his motorcycle.</p>
<input type="radio" name="input17" value="7a" /><span>a) If he does not sell his motorcycle, he cannot afford the computer.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input17" value="7b" /><span>b) He will sell his motorcycle no matter what.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input17" value="7c" /><span>c) He will purchase the computer no matter what.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input17" value="7d" /><span>d) After purchasing the computer, he will buy a cheaper motorcycle.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input17" value="7e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>Patricia says, "I doubt you can learn to speak English fluently so quickly." What does she mean?</p>
<input type="radio" name="input18" value="8a" /><span>a) She thinks you can learn to speak English fluently very quickly.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input18" value="8b" /><span>b) She thinks you cannot learn to speak English.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input18" value="8c" /><span>c) She thinks it will take at least two years for you to learn to speak English fluently.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input18" value="8d" /><span>d) She thinks you can probably not learn to speak English fluently so quickly.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input18" value="8e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>"Robin may not want to play soccer today." What does this mean?</p>
<input type="radio" name="input19" value="9a" /><span>a) Robin will not play soccer today.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input19" value="9b" /><span>b) Robin will play soccer today.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input19" value="9c" /><span>c) Robin wants to play soccer today.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input19" value="9d" /><span>d) Robin is sick.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input19" value="9e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<p>Chun-soo asks Makoto, "Do you mind if I cook dinner tonight?" If Makoto wants Chun-soo to cook tonight, how should he respond?</p>
<input type="radio" name="input20" value="10a" /><span>a) Oh, yes.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input20" value="10b" /><span>b) Yes, I do.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input20" value="10c" /><span>c) No, please do.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input20" value="10d" /><span>d) No, please don't.</span><br />
<input type="radio" name="input20" value="10e" /><span>e) none of the above</span><br />
<br />
<h4>Submit your answers</h4>
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />

and this is my PHP script:


require '/homepages/9/d445176724/htdocs/firhavenacademy/scripts/app_config.php';
require '/homepages/9/d445176724/htdocs/firhavenacademy/scripts/database_connection.php';

$user_id = trim($_REQUEST['user_id']);
$first_name = trim($_REQUEST['first_name']);
$last_name = trim($_REQUEST['last_name']);
$email = trim($_REQUEST['email']);
$input1 = trim($_REQUEST['input1']);
$input2 = trim($_REQUEST['input2']);
$input3 = trim($_REQUEST['input3']);
$input4 = trim($_REQUEST['input4']);
$input5 = trim($_REQUEST['input5']);
$input6 = trim($_REQUEST['input6']);
$input7 = trim($_REQUEST['input7']);
$input8 = trim($_REQUEST['input8']);
$input9 = trim($_REQUEST['input9']);
$input10 = trim($_REQUEST['input10']);
$input11 = trim($_REQUEST['input11']);
$input12 = trim($_REQUEST['input12']);
$input13 = trim($_REQUEST['input13']);
$input14 = trim($_REQUEST['input14']);
$input15 = trim($_REQUEST['input15']);
$input16 = trim($_REQUEST['input16']);
$input17 = trim($_REQUEST['input17']);
$input18 = trim($_REQUEST['input18']);
$input19 = trim($_REQUEST['input19']);
$input20 = trim($_REQUEST['input20']);
$input21 = trim($_REQUEST['input21']);
$input22 = trim($_REQUEST['input22']);
$input23 = trim($_REQUEST['input23']);
$input24 = trim($_REQUEST['input24']);
$input25 = trim($_REQUEST['input25']);
$input26 = trim($_REQUEST['input26']);
$input27 = trim($_REQUEST['input27']);
$input28 = trim($_REQUEST['input28']);
$input29 = trim($_REQUEST['input29']);
$input30 = trim($_REQUEST['input30']);
$input31 = trim($_REQUEST['input31']);
$input32 = trim($_REQUEST['input32']);
$input33 = trim($_REQUEST['input33']);
$input34 = trim($_REQUEST['input34']);
$input35 = trim($_REQUEST['input35']);
$input36 = trim($_REQUEST['input36']);
$input37 = trim($_REQUEST['input37']);
$input38 = trim($_REQUEST['input38']);
$input39 = trim($_REQUEST['input39']);
$input40 = trim($_REQUEST['input40']);

$insert_sql = "UPDATE test_and_taker SET first_name=$first_name, last_name=$last_name, email=$email, input1=$input1, input2=$input2, input3=$input3, input4=$input4, input5=$input5, input6=$input6, input7=$input7, input8=$input8, input9=$input9, input10=$input10, input11=$input11, input12=$input12, input13=$input13, input14=$input14, input15=$input15, input16=$input16, input17=$input17, input18=$input18, input19=$input19, input20=$input20, input21=$input21, input22=$input22, input23=$input23, input24=$input24, input25=$input25, input26=$input26, input27=$input27, input28=$input28, input29=$input29, input30=$input30, input31=$input31, input32=$input32, input33=$input33, input34=$input34, input35=$input35, input36=$input36, input37=$input37, input38=$input38, input39=$input39, input40=$input40 WHERE user_id=$user_id;";

// Insert the user into the database
or die(mysql_error());


Does anyone see the problem?

Thanks in advance.

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