I am currently using MySQL so people can send my a message that shall be stored in the database.
The only issue is I have no idea how to protect against SQL Injection, below is my HTML:

<form action="Action.php" method="POST" />

	<p>Name: <input type="text" name="Name" /> </p>
	<p>Comment: <input type="text" name="Comment" /> </p>
	<p>Email: <input type="text" name="Email" /> </p>
	<input type="submit" value="SUBMIT" />

And here is my PHP file:


define('DB_NAME', 'Database');
define('DB_USER', 'root');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'GP6G9gb5F5');
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

$link = mysql_connect(DB_HOST, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD);

if (!$link) {

	die('Could not connect');

$db_selected = mysql_select_db(DB_NAME, $link);
if (!$db_selected){
	die('Could not connect');

$value = $_POST['Name'];
$value2 = $_POST['Comment'];
$value3 = $_POST['Email'];

$sql = "INSERT INTO Contact (Name, Comment, Email) VALUES ('$value', '$value2', '$value3')";

if (!mysql_query($sql)) {
	die('Could not connect');




These files are just a quick test, before I add them to my actual site. Please could someone tell me how, or if I need to add something in to prevent against SQL Injection?

Thank you

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You could use the filter_var function... http://php.net/manual/en/function.filter-var.php.

It can take different filters as parameters in order to sanitise the variable in the way you want to.

An example for your name variable is:


The sanitisation of the string along with the filter to allow no encode quotes prevents sql injection.

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You may be better off using PDO and prepared statements.

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