issue while deleting row in database by php

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Hello I have a table in my database called files and I want to delete a row by its id but whenever I run the code I get the response “Successfully Deleted” but it does not delete the row. This is my code. I would appreciate any help.


require "conn.php";

$id = $_POST["id"];


$sql = "SELECT * FROM files WHERE id LIKE '$id'";
$query = mysqli_query($conn,$sql);
if (mysqli_num_rows($query)>0) {
    $sqlDelete = "DELETE FROM files WHERE id LIKE '$id'";
    echo "Successfully Deleted";
} else {
    echo "Failed to delete";

} else {
    echo "Connection Error";


I guess the issue is because id in database is Int but I’m passing Strings to it so how should I solve this problem?


After you assign

$sqlDelete = "DELETE FROM files WHERE id LIKE '$id'";  

you need to

if (mysqli_query($conn, $sqlDelete))
 echo "Successfully Deleted";

in order to execute the delete query. BTW the select statement is redundant.

Please note that your code is very unsafe and SQLi prone. Use prepared statements instead of text substitution.

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