Check out example codes for "insert many to many sql". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

INSERT INTO persons (firstname,lastname) VALUES ('John','Doe');
SET @person_id = LAST_INSERT_ID();

INSERT IGNORE INTO properties (property) VALUES ('property_A');
SET @property_id = LAST_INSERT_ID();
INSERT INTO has_property (person_id,property_id) VALUES(@person_id, @property_id);

INSERT IGNORE INTO properties (property) VALUES ('property_B');
SET @property_id = LAST_INSERT_ID();
INSERT INTO has_property (person_id,property_id) VALUES(@person_id, @property_id);

INSERT IGNORE INTO properties (property) VALUES ('property_C');
SET @property_id = LAST_INSERT_ID();
INSERT INTO has_property (person_id,property_id) VALUES(@person_id, @property_id);

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