MySQL PDO connection

Run a SQL INSERT statement to open and close a connection to Cloud SQL for MySQL by using the PHP Data Objects (PDO) extension.

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// Use prepared statements to guard against SQL injection.
$sql = 'INSERT INTO votes (time_cast, candidate) VALUES (NOW(), :voteValue)';

try {
    $statement = $conn->prepare($sql);
    $statement->bindParam('voteValue', $value);

    $res = $statement->execute();
} catch (PDOException $e) {
    throw new RuntimeException(
        'Could not insert vote into database. The PDO exception was ' .

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