Ron, No problem. I was poking around a bit more, and this is from the PHP.net site: mysql_insert_id() converts the return type of the native MySQL C API function mysql_insert_id() to a type of long (named int in PHP). If your AUTO_INCREMENT column has a column type of BIGINT, the value returned by mysql_insert_id() will be incorrect. Instead, use the internal MySQL SQL function LAST_INSERT_ID() in an SQL query. Jeffrey -- Cheers. Jeffrey Barke jeffery.barke at theMechanism.com Lead Developer, US theMechanism - New York City 440 9th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10001-1631 t: +1 212.404.3150 c: +1 917.941.1232 f: +1 212.404.3228 http://www.theMechanism.com Subscribe to theMechcast, our monthly Podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/theMechcast theMechanism - London 3rd Floor 405 The Strand London E14 9FW United Kingdom t: +44 (0)20 7240 4942 f: +44 (0)20 7240 2262 -- The information contained in this Electronic mail message is attorney privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. Such information also is intended to be privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by telephone. Blah, blah, blah... -- On May 7, 2007, at 4:15 PM, Pringle, Ron wrote: > Jeffrey- > > Ah thank you. I was overcomplicating things as usual. I did look at > mysql_insert_id but apparently didn't understand its use. > > regards, > Ron > > > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Jeffrey Barke > Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 2:47 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] undefined index error - PHP and MySQL > > > try: > mysql_query(insert statement here); > $histID = mysql_insert_id(); > echo '<p>History ID is: ' . $histID . '</p>'; > > Jeffrey > > -- > Cheers. > Jeffrey Barke > jeffery.barke at theMechanism.com > Lead Developer, US > theMechanism - New York City > 440 9th Avenue, 8th Floor > New York, NY 10001-1631 > t: +1 212.404.3150 > c: +1 917.941.1232 > f: +1 212.404.3228 > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !