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Insert won't wok on remote server - Incorrect integer value: '

Thread began 10/11/2016 9:24 pm by mrs | Last modified 10/14/2016 1:20 pm by Ray Borduin | 1726 views | 8 replies |


Insert won't work on remote server - Incorrect integer value: '

I'm getting this error when I submit the page on the remote server:

Incorrect integer value: '
Notice: Undefined index: bookingID in /home/ o' for column 'b_bookingid' at row 1

This works on my localhost, and it was working on the remote before I inserted the Universal Email. The only change that I think I have made to my insert code is remove the URL redirect which is now handled by the email code.

I have searched this and it seems to imply that I am trying to insert a number into the column b_bookingid and that can't be done because it is an auto increment column, BUT IT'S NOT... the auto increment primary key column is b_id. I've double checked the insert behaviour by double clicking it in the server behaviours panel, and b_id has no value being posted to it.

I'm at a loss for this! I'd really appreciate anybody's help on this if you could.

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Just to let you know, I tried removing the Universal email and replacing the URL redirect in the insert code, but the error still persists!

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With a bit more investigation, I decided to do a show if on the hidden field that is populating b_bookingid and it seems that b_booking id MUST have a value, even if it's '0' rather than be blank when being posted to the DB.

Now, I have other fields that are INT within the DB table that have no interaction from the insert page, however, it would seem the error is now being caused on a DB column (within the same table) called b_totalcustomers! As I say, this isn't being submitted to by this insert, and therefore I can only assume that the DB is causing the problem.

Setting INT to a default of '0' has no effect, it seems I have to actually submit content to every INT column even I am expecting other pages in the CMS to handle these columns for admin/business requirements.

Have you got any idea of how to overcome this?

This is my DB code:

CREATE TABLE `tbl_bookings` (
`b_id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
`b_bookingid` int(11) DEFAULT '0' COMMENT 'Copy of b_id for extra person',
`b_tripid` int(11) DEFAULT '0' COMMENT 'ID of Tour booked',
`b_title` varchar(25) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_first` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_last` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_dob` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_nationaility` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_gender` varchar(12) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_tel` varchar(20) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_mob` varchar(20) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_email` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_password` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_address` text,
`b_notes` text,
`b_emergencyname` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_emergencytel` varchar(20) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_roomtype` int(1) DEFAULT '0',
`b_promo` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_hire` int(2) DEFAULT '0',
`b_transfer` int(2) DEFAULT '0',
`b_referrer` int(2) DEFAULT '0',
`b_referrerinfo` varchar(150) DEFAULT '0',
`b_totalcustomers` int(2) DEFAULT '0',
`b_deposit` decimal(10,2) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_balance` decimal(10,2) DEFAULT NULL,
`b_bookdate` datetime DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP,
PRIMARY KEY (`b_id`)

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More investigation has led me to import all of the tables into an old database on an old server at Fasthosts where none of the tables are duplicated, I have connected the website to this old database and the insert has worked.

What I have found out is that although the MySQL versions are the same, the old server is not set to strict, whereas the new server is. As a result, if no content is being posted to an INT column, then the insert fails. As far as I can tell, if a checkbox isn't checked when I submit, then the insert fails because nothing is being passed on insert. I've got the default value for the column in the DB set to 0 if the check box isn't checked, but this isn't overcoming the issue... strict mode seems to require a value of any INT column, otherwise it fails.

So first things first, when inserting, how do I get a check box to pass zero over to the DB if it is unchecked?

Secondly, how do I overcome getting a value into an INT column if it exists in the database table, but isn't actually being used or inserted into by the webpage with the submitting form?

Is this standard MySQL practice now to abort an insert if not all columns of the table are being utilised by the insert?

How do I resolve this?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

If it has a default of zero set in the database then it will set the value to zero if it isn't included in the form.

If you set the data type in the insert to "Checkbox: 0.1" then it should insert the zero when the checkbox is unchecked. If you still have issues please send a copy of the page you are working on and I can take a look.

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Using a checkbox was just an example for explanatory purposes.

Setting a value to default of 0 is exactly how I thought I would get around the problem, but it doesn't work... not with fasthosts in the UK anyway.

`b_id` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
`b_bookingid` int(11) DEFAULT '0' COMMENT 'Copy of b_id for extra person',

They're saying that strict requires an input and they're suggesting I use a hidden field. Well, if this was a record that required admin authorisation before it went live, then all a hacker would need to do is show source, find the hidden field change the records visibility and they could post anything they wanted.

As far as I am aware, it only seems to be happening on INT columns.

So Ray, as far as you're aware, strict should still allow an insert if the column has got a default value applied; is that right? That's not how it's happening though!

I've had to get around it by making sure that my insert behaviour has a value in it for every column whether it is being used or not.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You don't need a hidden field... you can always just put the value in for the binding without referring to a field to make it un-hackable.

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Yeah, I've done that with the bindings, but I just can't believe that the hosting service, and even some developers are telling me it's an easy get around by using hidden fields!

So, for future reference in the bindings panel, how would I do an if/else value?

If I wanted a session to be checked if it wasn't empty, and if it was then apply a value of 0. I assume the structure will look something like this, but I'm not entirely sure of the correct code:

if $_SESSION["sessionName"] <> "" then $_POST $_SESSION["sessionName"]

I think my logic is about right, but I have no idea of how to apply this in the binding panel of DA's insert record behaviour. I don't know if the brackets would throw it out or not

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

<?php echo((isset($_SESSION["sessionName"]) && $_SESSION["sessionName"] != "")?$_SESSION["sessionName"]:"0"); ?>
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