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OpenLamp.tech Issue #2

Hey friends over the weekend (Friday actually) I’ve published another issue of my weekly newsletter, OpenLamp.tech. Continue reading for more information…

This issue is full of great curated reads as well as a specific question I’ve asked readers and the community. Looking for some suggestions on planned migrations for upgrades to my WordPress site.

The Newsletter for PHP and MySQL Developers

In this weeks newsletter, there’s information on:

Here’s the full issue for you to read. You can always subscribe (it’s free) and have the weekly issue of OpenLamp.tech delivered directly to your inbox. Just think, no more waiting for me to post it here each Monday.

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OpenLamp.tech Issue #1

Over the weekend, I’ve published the 1st issue of my new weekly free newsletter, OpenLamp.tech. I’m so excited about this newsletter. Read on to learn more…

What is the OpenLamp.tech newsletter

OpenLamp.tech is a free newsletter unlike any other that I’m aware of. If it existed, I would be reading it.

Instead, I created it. Let me explain…

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Developer, Writer, …

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CSV – SQL Import/Export Compilation

CSV or SQL? SQL or CSV? How about together? Without a doubt, CSV’s are one of the most common and familiar data interchange formats. Importing and exporting CSV data into or out of an SQL database is a staple process in most every data workflow. I’ve written numerous blog posts on both importing and exporting CSV data in an SQL environment. In this post, I am including all of these specific posts (as of the time of writing) in one easy-to-read and centralized location…

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How to Retrieve MySQL Last Insert ID in CodeIgniter 4

I use CodeIgniter 4 a great deal for learning, personal projects, and application development. In this post, I cover 2 different methods you can use and retrieve the MySQL Last Insert ID value after executing an INSERT statement in CodeIgniter. Continue reading for more information…

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Model Setup

Starting out, I use the CLI Generator feature and create a Model by executing this code in the terminal in the project root:

php spark make:model user --suffix

I have removed much of the …

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MySQL Table DDL file with phpMyAdmin

If you need a structure only .sql file of a MySQL tables’ Data Definition Language (DDL), phpMyAdmin makes this super-easy with just a few clicks. Continue reading and learn how…

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Why use a DDL file?

Why would you need a structure-only .sql DDL file anyway?

Maybe you want to build out a tables’ structure on another server to bring in different data or something comparable, and want it void of any existing data.

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Medium Cross Post – CodeIgniter 4 CRUD: Delete

When the time comes that you no longer have a need for specific data, use DELETE to remove it completely from your table. CodeIgniter 4 Models have a delete() method that is super-easy to use. Continue reading for more information…

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CodeIgniter 4 CRUD Series with MySQL

I have written a now complete 4-part series over on my Medium account about CodeIgniter 4 Model CRUD operations. Feel free and visit any of the previous posts in the series to get up to speed:

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Medium Cross-post – CodeIgniter 4 CRUD: Update

In some applications, data may never change. Yet, in others, data changes numerous times in its lifecycle. In SQL the UPDATE command changes existing rows of data. CodeIgniter 4 Models have 2 methods available for update operations: update() and save(). Continue reading and learn more about update()

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CodeIgniter 4 CRUD Series with MySQL

This post is a re-share of an article I originally published on my Medium account and is part 3 in the CodeIgniter 4 CRUD with MySQL series. Be sure and …

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Medium Cross-post – CodeIgniter 4 CRUD: Read

Storing data is but one part of many in application development. Once data is stored, interested parties will likely want to see it. This is the Read aspect of CRUD – reading (or viewing) the data. Continue reading and see examples using CodeIgniter 4 built-in Model methods…

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In part 1 of this series, CodeIgniter 4 CRUD with MySQL: Create, I used the Model insert() method to store new rows of data. Now that the data is present in the table, we want to see that data.

There are 2 built-in Model …

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Medium Cross-post: CodeIgniter 4 CRUD – Create

I’m studying and beginning to use CodeIgniter 4 in ‘real-world‘ projects and want to share what I learn, as I pick up on concepts of the framework. I’m posting a series of CRUD-related posts over on Medium and resharing them here for any readers who are interested…

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MySQL Searched CASE Expression – with examples

During many decision-making phases in programming code (conditional logic), there are times execution depends on several different factors. Multiple conditional tests are powerful and constraining, oftentimes requiring more than one test to be passed in order for program flow to proceed. For MySQL (and standard SQL in general) the CASE expression is used for IF/THEN/ELSE conditional logic. The post, MySQL Simple CASE Expression – with examples, covered Simple CASE queries which are essentially equality tests. MySQL Simple CASE is but one variant of 2, with the other being a MySQL Searched CASE Expression.  A MySQL Searched CASE Expression can have multiple conditional tests in each WHEN

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