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append text to end of all entries in mysql column Rasputin msg:4451704 8:18 am on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0) I suspect that I am missing something very obvious but I am trying to append a few words to the end of every item in a database column: using
UPDATE j25_content SET fulltext = CONCAT(fulltext,'<p>newtext</p>')
error message is: 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 'fulltext,'<p>newtext</p>') Any advice what I missed very welcome, thanks!
whoisgregg msg:4461371 9:05 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
Is the actual column name
? If so, take a look at the reserved words list [ dev.mysql.com] and try to avoid those in the future. Meanwhile, use backticks around the column name and see if that helps:
UPDATE `j25_content` SET `fulltext` = CONCAT(`fulltext`,'<p>newtext</p>');