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#1 EmperorDoom

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:32 AM

Hey I don't know what to make of this.. one minute it was working and then it wasn't.. I got this error msg:

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 ''default' WHERE date LIKE '2006-09%'' at line 1

here's a snippet of the code

$query="SELECT * FROM '$table' WHERE date LIKE '$date%'";
$result=mysql_query($query) or DIE(mysql_error());

$table is set to 'default' and $date is set to '2006-09'
I couldn't find any answers when i searched so I appreciate any help
thanks

#2 shoz

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:49 AM

Remove the single quotes('') surrounding $table ('$table') and use ``(backticks) instead. Having used a MYSQL reserved word as a table name you'll have to surround the name with backticks in possibly all references to the table.

#3 EmperorDoom

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 05:05 AM

hey thanks a lot .. that worked.. I hate how simple some of this stuff really is ;P

#4 .josh

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 06:57 AM

just to be clear, using backticks isn't necessary unless you are using a mysql reserved word as a table or field name, though it's good practice not to use reserved words as table/field names to begin with. 
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Posted 10 September 2006 - 01:01 PM

Agreed... just never use them, and that way, you'll find out what the reserved words are to begin with.
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