I WordPress table named wp_fes_vendors, there is a total of 12 columns.

Out of these 12 columns, I want to only update the data of column name requests

The data i am getting for this column is from a custom form in backend stored in $_POST['getval']

Here is code i tried

 if (!empty(isset($_POST['getval'])))
            global $wpdb;

            $data_array = array(

            'requests' => $_POST['getval']


            $data_where = array('requests' => $_POST['getval']);




<form id="myForm" name="myform" action="" method="POST" style="padding:20px;">
  <label> Select if this Vendor wishes to receive customer requests or not: </label>
  <select name="getval" id="brandSel" size="1">
      <option selected="selected" disbaled value="">-- Select status --</option>
      <option value="1">Enable</option>
      <option value="0">Disable</option>

  <?php submit_button('submit'); ?>

I tried several times but the data is not being saved /updated. Here is picture of db

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You're using $wpdb->where() incorrectly.

In your code, $data_array and $data_where are going to be exactly the same, so if we assume that $_POST['getval'] is 1, the resulting query will be:

UPDATE wp_fes_vendors SET requests=1 WHERE requests=1

You see how that doesn't make sense? It's setting the requests column to 1 for all rows where requests is already 1. It's a query that will never actually do anything.

The correct way to use $wpdb->where() is to make sure that $data_array contains the column names, and the new values that you want to set them to, while $data_where should contain columns and values to use to identify which row should be updated.

For example, if I want to set requests to 1 for the vendor with the ID of 5, I need to do this:

$data_array = array(
    'requests' => 1

$data_where = array(
    'id' => 5

$wpdb->update( $table_name, $data_array, $data_where );

The result of that query will be:

UPDATE wp_fes_vendors SET requests=` WHERE id=5

So this means that in your form, you need to POST both the new value of the column, as well as the ID of the vendor that you need to update.

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