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Broken MySQL table
Can insert into one table in db but no another

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Msg#: 4064353 posted 5:03 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

Evening all, a little stumped.

I have a simple MySQL query as below that I am re-using from another page with different values:

$qry = "INSERT INTO match(matchdate,matchtime,opposition) VALUES('$matchdate','$matchtime','$opposition')";
$result = @mysql_query($qry);

However this returns the error message:

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 'match(matchdate,matchtime,opposition) VALUES('19/01/2009','19:00','Stoke')' at line 1

There are only 2 tables in the DB at present, if I change the table name and fields to the other one then it works fine.

Have checked all the connection settings / fieldnames and everything else I can think of, is it possible that a table could just simply not work?



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Msg#: 4064353 posted 7:56 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

Match [dev.mysql.com] is a mysql function. You should avoid these types of names for two reasons, the first being the obvious conflict, the second, because the table names would be extremely easy to guess.

But a fix, should you choose to go with it, is to backtick the table name. This should do it.

$qry = "INSERT INTO `match` (matchdate,matchtime,opposition) VALUES('$matchdate','$matchtime','$opposition')";


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Msg#: 4064353 posted 9:26 am on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ahhhh.... foiled by my limited MySQL vocabulary!

Thanks for that, would have been tearing my hair out for a long time attempting to google it.

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