Schalk Neethling wrote:
> What might be causing the 1064 error in the following query?
> SELECT mem_number, first_name, last_name, area_represented,
> joining_points + E-Model Challenge + SA Pro Model + Star Model Challenge
> + Eastern Cape Classic + SA Model Super Star + KZN Model GP + Mpumalanga
> GP + Glam Slam Model Challenge + Model Man Woman + SA Look of the Year +
> SA Face of the Year + KZN Classic + Eastern Cape GP + Western Cape
> Classic + Free State Classic + North West GP + Northern Province Classic
> + SA Model Open + Cover Search + Champion of Champions + Northern Cape
> Classic + Goldfields Model GP + Limpopo Classic + SA Model Portfolio +
> Top Model Challenge + Gauteng Model Classic + Year of the Model AS
> FROM modelcup.ab_leader_board
> All of the rows does exist in the table and all row names are correct.
"row names" ?
You seem to be selecting data from a table called ab_leader_board in a
database called modelcup. Some of the fields/columns in the table seems
to be mem_number, first_name, last_name, area_represented and
joining_points, but then it gets unclear... what does the next part
mean: joining_points + E-Model Challenge +
MySQL will interpret this as "...joining_points pluss E minus Model AS
Challenge pluss..." and give a syntax error. (The 'AS' alias keyword is
You can't use + for concatination, if that is what you are trying to do.
If you have columns named "E-Model Challenge", "SA Pro Model" and so on,
and you want to add the numeric value of all these columns into one
column named "total_points", you must use `backticks` because of the
spaces in the names:
joining_points + `E-Model Challenge` + `SA Pro Model` + ...
<URL: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/legal-names.html >