On the TutsPlus.com site they've posted a tutorial for those new to PHP and MySQL out there sharing the basics of CRUD operations using the built-in language functionality ("CRUD" stands for "Create, Read, Update, Delete").
In this article, we're going to explore how you could use a MySQL database to perform CRUD (create, read, update, and delete) operations with PHP. If you want to get your hands dirty with database connectivity in PHP, this article is a great starting point.
If you are just getting started with PHP, you probably realize that database connectivity is an essential feature that you'll need to get familiar with sooner or later. In most cases, a database is the backbone of any web application and holds the data of the application. So, as a PHP developer, you'll need to know how to deal with database operations.
In this article, we'll keep things simple and explore how to use the core mysqli functions. In upcoming articles of this series, we'll explore a couple of other ways to handle database connectivity.
They then walk you through some of the basics of:
- creating the connection to the database
- selecting information from the database
- inserting and updating records
- how to pull the record information
- deleting records from the database tables
Each item on the list comes with plenty of explanation and example code to get you on the right path to learn these basic concepts.