I was wondering if I could please get some justification if the PHP code I wrote using Mysqli prepared statements would be able to withstand SQL injection attacks.

I have one field that gets a value from a form. Code works 100% fine, just want to make sure it is secure against SQL injection.

$steaminput = filter_input(INPUT_POST, 'steamid_user', FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING);
$conn = mysqli_connect(host, user, pass, table);
$sql = "SELECT username, activated, expiration_date FROM donors WHERE steam_id=?";

$stmt = mysqli_prepare($conn, $sql);

mysqli_stmt_bind_param($stmt, "s", $steaminput);


mysqli_stmt_bind_result($stmt, $username_res, $activated_res, $expiration_res);

    $data = array('username'=>$username_res, 'activated'=>$activated_res, 'expiration_date'=>$expiration_res);

//I use array information from retreival here

1 Answer 1


The final parameter here is misnamed:

$conn = mysqli_connect(host, user, pass, table);

It denotes name of MySQL database (e.g. "test") rather than name of a table (e.g. "test.donors" or "donors.donors").

The _res suffix is superfluous and may be safely elided:

mysqli_stmt_bind_result($stmt, $username_res, $activated_res, $expiration_res);

want to make sure it is secure against SQL injection.

Yes, you are using the API as recommended, in secure fashion.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I agree with this answer. It's a simple bit of code, not much can go wrong. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 2, 2017 at 23:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ The $con was just an example. Thanks for the response and the reassurance I did things correctly \$\endgroup\$
    – Rushy
    Sep 3, 2017 at 3:02

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