check if a value exists in my database table


I want to check if a URL exists in my MySQL database table for example if Url=exist, message=url already exist

    $dbhost = 'localhost';
    $dbuser = '####';
    $dbpass = '#######';
    $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
    $Title = $_POST['Title'];
    $Url = $_POST['Url'];
    $email_data = $_POST['email_data'];
    $type_data = $_POST['type_data'];
    $sql = "INSERT INTO table ". "(Title,Url,email_data,type_data)"."VALUES('$Title','$Url','$email_data','$type_data')";
    $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );
        if(! $retval ){
            die('Could not enter data: ' . mysql_error());
    echo "<script type='text/javascript'>alert('submitted successfully!')</script>";
} else {


You can do like this

$sql = "SELECT Url FROM 'your_table_name' WHERE Url = $_POST['Url']";

Run this sql and if it is return true you can say its exist.

Answered By – Sahan Perera

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