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#1 cameeob2003

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 02:46 AM

Here is my error:

You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '.')' at line 1

Im not quite sure where it is here are my scripts im using:



# Database connect script
# You can edit the next four lines

$db_host = 'db411.perfora.net';
$db_user = 'dbo168663394';
$db_pass = 'w.N6n7gG';
$db_name = 'db168663394';

# Under here DONT TOUCH!!!
$connection = mysql_pconnect("$db_host","$db_user","$db_pass")
	or die("Couldn't connect to server");
$db = mysql_select_db("$db_name", $connection)
	or die("Couldn't select database");


# get variables
$game = $_POST['game'];
$opponent = $_POST['opponent'];
$score1 = $_POST['score1'];
$score2 = $_POST['score2'];
$date = $_POST['date'];
$league = $_POST['league'];
$map = $_POST['map'];
$description = $_POST['description'];

# out with any unwanted characters
$game = stripslashes($game);
$opponent = stripslashes($opponent);
$score1 = stripslashes($score1);
$score2 = stripslashes($score2);
$date = stripslashes($date);
$league = stripslashes($league);
$map = stripslashes($map);
$description = stripslashes($description);

if((!$opponent) || (!$map) || (!$description)){
	echo "The following are required to fields:<br/>";
	echo "Opponent name<br/>";
	echo "Map<br/>";
	echo "Description<br/>";

# insert data into database
$description2 = htmlspecialchars($description);
$sql = mysql_query("INSERT INTO matches (game, opponent, score_one, score_two, date, league, map, description) VALUES ('$game','$opponent','$score1','$score2','$date','$league','$map','$description2')") or die (mysql_error());

	echo 'There has been an error entering the data. Please contact the webmaster.';
	echo 'The data was entered successfully.';


#2 michaellunsford

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 03:30 AM

instead of plugging your query directly into mysql_query, try setting a variable so you can report it in the error.

$myquery="INSERT INTO matches (game, opponent, score_one, score_two, date, league, map, description) VALUES ('$game','$opponent','$score1','$score2','$date','$league','$map','$description2')";
$sql = mysql_query($myquery) or die (mysql_error()."\n<br>".$myquery);

When you run it, you can now see the query and the problem.

#3 .josh

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 03:43 AM

the problem is that you have a column called date. Date is a sql reserved word.  you cannot use reserved words as column/table names unless you put the funny quotes `date` around it.  But even then, it is poor practice to use reserved words as column/table names.
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