I have a table that includes numerous column names of the form
'%_Dry_Weight' -- that is, they start with a
percent sign. I am unable to query these columns, as mysql returns a
"you have an error in your SQL syntax'
message. When I try to escape the % character with a backslash, the
error persists. If I put the column name in single quotes (e.g., select
'%_Dry_Weight' from xxx) , the syntax is accepted, but the query returns
the column name, rather than the values stored. According to the manual
for 3.23.41 (which I am using), all characters are acceptable in column
names. I am at an impasse - can anyone steer me in the proper
direction? Many thanks!
Lake County, California