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Conditional Update - Only update certain field if another field has been changed

Thread began 8/25/2014 6:43 pm by dlovas275157 | Last modified 9/08/2014 11:45 am by dlovas275157 | 1157 views | 5 replies

dlovas275157

Conditional Update - Only update certain field if another field has been changed

This post is related to a recent post here:
http://www.webassist.com/forums/posts.php?id=35295

I am working on a permalink solution for my webassist based sites, and I have two database fields in a table:
careerTitle
careerPermalink

I have the insert.php page working great (thanks to Jason's previous help). The careerPermalink is based off the careerTitle field and increments (-1, or -2) if the title is already present by doing an occurrence count via a recordset.

On the update.php page, I would like the careerPermalink database field to only update (and do the increment) if the careerTitle database field has changed. Is there a way to perform a check (if careerTitle is being changed) and then update the careerPermalink and do the increment if needed?

Attached is my existing code.

Attached Files
update.php.zip

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