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HELP with SQL and Maskedit boxes

Posted on 1998-06-28
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Using VB 5.0, I am having trouble with the Insert Into and Update statements when saving to the
database.  I am using the following syntax ...  INSERT INTO (field1, field2,...) VALUES ('" & textbox & "','" &
mskedbox1 & "'...) and I get the error :  "Syntax error in insert into statement".  The same happens with update.  I've
narrowed  the problem down to the maskedit boxes (the textboxes work fine alone).  Suggestions?

I get the correct value showing when debugging.  I have also tried transferring the value to a textbox and then using the textbox to save to the database with SQL....same error.

NB  I posted this quesiton before, but my email address was incorrect, so I didn't get the answers ... sorry.
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by:AndreasSchindler
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dim s1 as string
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s1=mskedbox1.text
.

.INSERT INTO (field1, field2,...) VALUES ('" & textbox & "','" & 
s1 & "'...)


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by:tporter
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The problem, which was not solved by the email I received, was that my field name was "date" ... apparently a reserved word and seen by SQL as poor syntax.  The suggestion that I should assign the value to a variable did not, of course, work.  Thanks anyway.

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tomook earned 100 total points
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If you are using a reserved word as a field name, you will have to use a "quoted identifier" it in the SQL, i.e.
INSERT INTO ("date") VALUES (...

This forces most major the DMBS' to interpret the quoted text as a field name. btw, in SQL Server, it also allows you to use spaces in field names. In Oracle, it allows creating tables with mixed case field names.
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by:tporter
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Excellent answer ... it would have saved hours of blood, sweat and tears a couple of days ago!  Thanks
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