PHP : MySQL UPDATE Statement

The MySQL Update statement is used to update existing records in a database table. We can modify the records based on some conditions.


The following is the generic syntax of the UPDATE command to modify data in a MySQL table.
UPDATE table_nameSET column1 = value1, column2 = value2, ...WHERE condition;

  • We can update one or more fields altogether.
  • We can specify any condition using the WHERE clause.
  • We can update the values in a single table at a time.
 * Create Database Connection
$database_server = 'localhost';
$database_username = 'root';
$database_password = '';
$database_name = 'student';
// Create connection using mysqli_connect()
$conn = mysqli_connect($database_server, $database_username, $database_password, $database_name);
// If $conn is false, connection is failed
if (!$conn ) {
  die("Failed to connect to MySQL: " . mysqli_connect_error());
echo "Database Connected Successfully. <br />";
 * Update data in a Table
// Mysql query to update record in a table
$mysql_query_statement = "UPDATE users SET name='Sanju' WHERE id=2";
if ($conn->query($mysql_query_statement) === TRUE) {
	echo "Record updated successfully.";
else {
	echo "Error updating record: " . $conn->error;
// Connection Close

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