Use a quote around the column name or explicitly specify the column as
<table>.<column> (as for e.g. mytable.group) in the query. For more details
refer to http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/reserved-words.html
On Feb 24, 2011, at 4:36 PM, Dave M G wrote:
> MySQL users,
> Simple question:
> In one table in my database, the column was named "group".
> I kept getting failed query errors until I renamed the column.
> I've never before encountered a situation where MySQL mistook a column
> name for part of the query syntax.
> Should I never use the word "group" for column names? Seems a little
> silly. Is there a way to protect column names to that there is no confusion?
> Dave M G
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