Insert Method

Insert method is part of database class builder for inserting data into a table.

Basic Usage

Here is the basic usage insert method from $db property on SENE_Model class.

$this->db->insert(string $table_name, array $data_insert [, bool $mass_insert=0 [, bool $is_debug=0] ] ): bool


Insert method has 2 required parameters that is $table_name and $data_insert in key value format.


The $table_name refers to the name of the table to which the data is to be inserted.


The $data_insert value can contain key value pair in array. The key refer to column name of the table and the value refer to value that will be inserted. This value supported MySQL builtin functions and values, such as:

  • NOW()
  • NULL


The value of $mass_insert can contain values 1 and 0. If the value is equal to 1 (one), it is used to insert more than one row of data in one method call. For this method to work properly, the value of $data_insert must be of data type array of array. Where the first array contains a sequence or row sequence, with an automatic key. Meanwhile, for the contents of each row the array sequence contains a combination of array keys and values as in insert data in general.


The $is_debug parameter is a marker (flag) to enable debug mode. The value of this parameter can be filled with int 1 to enable debug mode and display the query to be processed. Fill it with another value to not enable debug mode. In debug mode, there will be no query execution process to the database system.

Example usage

This examples will show implementation insert method on class model and then how to executing the method on controller class.

The Model Class Example

Here is the source code example for Blog_Model class.

class Blog_Model extends SENE_Model{
  var $tbl = 'blog';
  var $tbl_as = 'b';
  public function __construct(){
  public function insert($di){

The Controller Class Example

Here is the source code for controller class example using insert method.

class Blog extends SENE_Controller{
  public function __construct(){
    $this->load('blog_model','bm'); #class scope model
  public function index(){
    $di = array();
    $di['id'] = 1;
    $di['title'] = "Seme Blog!";
    $di['content'] = "Hello, welcome to Seme Blog";
    $di['date_publish'] = "NOW()";
    $res = $this->bm->insert($di); //call the method on the model
      echo 'Success';
      echo 'failed';

SQL Result

The following is the SQL command that generated from Blog controller while executing insert method.

INSERT INTO blog (id,title,content,date_publish)
  (1,"Seme Blog!","Hello, welcome to Seme Blog",NULL)