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php – PDO error: " SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error " When updating database

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am getting an error when updating a database using PDO.
I am new to PDO so maybe the problem is a small one and I just don’t understand.
Funny thing about the error, the command works fine and the database does actually get updated.
But it still returns an error back at me.

Code:

try {
    $stmt = $pdo->prepare("UPDATE $page SET $section = :new_content WHERE $section = '$old_content'");
    $stmt->execute(array(
        'new_content' => $new_content
    ));
    $result = $stmt->fetchAll();
    echo "Database updated!";
}
catch(PDOException $e) {
    echo 'ERROR UPDATING CONTENT: ' . $e->getMessage();
}

Error:
ERROR UPDATING CONTENT: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error

I literally have no idea where the problem could be because its very vaque and I haven’t been able to find anyone with the same problem.

How to&Answers:

You do not use fetchAll(),as in

$result = $stmt->fetchAll();

with update or insert queries. Removing this statement should rectify the problem.

Answer:

Just to note, another possible reason for this error is if you make a second database call with the variable $stmt inside of an existing parent $stmt loop.

     $stmt = $conn->query($sql);

    while ($row = $stmt->fetch()) {  //second use of $stmt here inside loop