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append text to end of all entries in mysql column

8:18 am on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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:


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!
9:05 pm on June 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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>');