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Syntax Error - Adding Product Details

Thread began 1/15/2012 2:14 pm by greg_herr420504 | Last modified 1/18/2012 2:00 pm by Jason Byrnes | 699 views | 5 replies |


Syntax Error - Adding Product Details

I'm trying to add simple product options to my ecart. Just to get it to work I set my database up as exampled in the thread showthread.php?t=21546&highlight=product+options. I then followed the 'Product Options with eCart' tutorial. I think I'm close, but get the following syntax 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 'WHEREÂ optiongroups.OptionGroupName = 'color' AND productoptions.ProductID = ' at line 1"

One thing I noticed in the tutorial when setting up the variables in the added record sets I was unable to select 'Integer'. I just have 'Numeric', 'Text', 'Date' and 'Double' in the drop down. I set all to Numeric, but notice the database has type set to 'Int'.

Could this be my trouble? If I can send any pages or info from the database please let me know what would help. Appreciate the help very much!


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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Numeric was the correct choice.

It looks like you have a strange character in your code: WHEREÂ

That should probably just be: WHERE

Try to find and correct that reference in your code. If that doesn't work, include a copy of your file in your next reply and we can take a look and try to see what might be causing the problem.

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Ok - Noticed at 126 and 136 my WHERE had two spaces rather than one, like the others, so I made them one space, but now getting -> Unknown column '1' in 'where clause'

I've attached the products_Detail.php page and exported my sql database. Attached in a compressed folder called files.

Thanks for the help and the great service as always!


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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I don't see where the problem is, but I can try to help you narrow it down.

There are 4 recordsets on your page... this error is coming from when one of those queries is running on one of the lines that ends in:

or die(mysql_error());

die(); will stop the code processing at that point and write whatever string is passed to it. In this case it is writing the error string.

What you can do, is add code before each line that has that code like:

echo("Recordset 1 ");

and write before the second time the die() appears:

echo("Recordset 2 ");

and do the same for the third and fourth.

Then when you view the page again it will look something like:

Recordset 1 Recordset 2 Recordset 3 Unknown column '1' in where clause

This would narrow down that the error was in the third recordset.

Then you could remove all of your echo statements since you have narrowed it down and in place of the last echo statement you saw, add a die statement with the sql... so if it was recordset 3 you would replace it with:


This would write the full sql statement to the page that is being run. That should allow you to see what might be the problem with that sql statement and fix it.

If you get that far and can't spot the issue, try taking that sql statement into phpMyadmin and debug it in the Query window there... you can also post it back here and I might be able to spot the problem.

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Fixed! But maybe found something that would prevent for others.

Good Evening Ray,

Ok, I followed all of your instructions and found that it was the 4th recordset. Removed the 'echo' and added the die($query_rsSizeLookup). The result did have that funky character in it so I cut and pasted in the database query, removed that character and it worked. Looked back in the source code to where that character was showing up and there was an extra space before the last AND statement. Looked back at the tutorial I cut and pasted the code from and the extra space is there also. See attached for my work flow in fixing and maybe killing that extra space in the tutorial will prevent it from happening with other and save you guys some future time. Anyway, thanks a bunch... I think you just taught me how to fish a bit rather then just hitting me with a red snapper. : )


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

glad to hear you have it working.

I dont see the  character when viewing the page you sent in your initial reply, the extra space in the recordset code should not make a difference, and I am not able to reproduce it, but i will forward this to our documentation team. Thanks for posting your results back.

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