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MySQL | INSERT INTO

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schedule Mar 10, 2022
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MySQL's INSERT INTO statement allows you to add new rows to a table.

Syntax

INSERT INTO table_name (column1, column2, ...)
VALUES (value1, value2, ...);
-- Inserting data for all columns in the table
INSERT INTO table_name
VALUES (value1, value2, ...);

Examples

Consider the following table about some students:

student_id

fname

lname

day_enrolled

age

username

1

Sky

Towner

2015-12-03

17

stowner1

2

Ben

Davis

2016-04-20

19

bdavis2

3

Travis

Apple

2018-08-14

18

tapple3

4

Arthur

David

2016-04-01

16

adavid4

5

Benjamin

Town

2014-01-01

17

btown5

The above sample table can be created using the code here.

Basic usage

To insert a new record into students table:

INSERT INTO students (fname, lname, day_enrolled, age, username)
VALUES('Sample', 'Test', '2020-01-01', 15, 'test123');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.01 sec)

To confirm the addition of the new record:

SELECT * FROM students;
+------------+----------+--------+--------------+------+----------+
| student_id | fname | lname | day_enrolled | age | username |
+------------+----------+--------+--------------+------+----------+
| 1 | Sky | Towner | 2015-12-03 | 17 | stowner1 |
| 2 | Ben | Davis | 2016-04-20 | 19 | bdavis2 |
| 3 | Travis | Apple | 2018-08-14 | 18 | tapple3 |
| 4 | Arthur | David | 2016-04-01 | 16 | adavid4 |
| 5 | Benjamin | Town | 2014-01-01 | 17 | btown5 |
| 6 | Sample | Test | 2020-01-01 | 15 | test123 |
+------------+----------+--------+--------------+------+----------+
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