The INSERT Statement

The subset of SQL that enables you to insert data and to update and delete existing records in a table is known as the Data Manipulation Language.

The INSERT statement adds a new row of data to a table. At its simplest, INSERT is followed by a table name, the keyword VALUES, and a list of values in parentheses that correspond to each column in the table in turn.

The products table contains four columns—product_code, name, price, and weight—so you can insert a new product using the following statement:

mysql> INSERT INTO products
    -> VALUES ('NEWPROD', 'A new product', 19.99, 3.5);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.02 sec)

The response from MySQL indicates that a row has been successfully inserted.

INTO

The INTO keyword is actually ...

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