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"There is an error in your SQL syntax" when trying to update record

Thread began 11/10/2016 8:20 am by Janet | Last modified 11/11/2016 4:55 pm by Ray Borduin | 312 views | 2 replies |

Janet

"There is an error in your SQL syntax" when trying to update record

I've probably done something "newbie" but I am getting the hang of the MySQLi extension and I love it so far!

But...

I'm building a set of pages where users can login and change their own details. The login page works fine, the recordset populates the form to upload the details, and I have included CKEditor to allow rich text editing of the <textarea>

When I hit the "update" button it gives me the "error in your SQL Syntax" message.

I have put ftp access and login details in a text file in the private attachment for debugging, and I truly appreciate your help!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The issue is probably the dash in your column name.

The easiest fix would be to rename the column in the database and update the references to it. In the future avoid using any special characters in column names to prevent potential errors.

Another potential solution is to wrap the column name with slanted quotes where it appears on line 29 like:

$UpdateQuery->bindColumn("`E-mail`", "s", "".((isset($_POST["EMAIL"]))?$_POST["EMAIL"]:"") ."", "WA_DEFAULT");

That should also fix the problem, but you would have to do it manually in potentially more situations as well, so it is probably easier to rename the column if that is an option.

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Janet

That was exactly the problem, and I should know better than that. Thank you for your help!

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