Syntax error...probably something simple

Posted on 2004-08-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Can't get rid of a sytax error.  The code works (to send a message) ,but get the error re syntax ::

Code :
$nick = db_arr("SELECT NickName FROM Profiles WHERE ID=".($_GET[to]? $_GET[to] : $_GET[ID]));

Error in /compose.php: You have an error in your SQL syntax.  Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1
Query: 'SELECT NickName FROM Profiles WHERE ID='

Question by:Steve_Newbie
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Expert Comment

ID: 11846530
your this line of code

($_GET[to]? $_GET[to] : $_GET[ID])

is not getting anything.  That's the problem
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Expert Comment

ID: 11846533
perhaps botth $_GET[to] and $_GET[ID] are empty.

Author Comment

ID: 11846587
Not a programmer, so pardon if this does not make sense.....but this code seems to define NickName, so that $nick is set and echos correctly when called one line later via:
echo "<b>TO:<font color=red>$nick[0]</font></b>";

Without that line $nick and NickName do not echo.....with it, $nick does.  (That is what I am trying to do with this.)  
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Accepted Solution

akshah123 earned 100 total points
ID: 11846619
I understand what you are tyring to do but the problem is that variable $_GET[to] and $_GET[ID] do not hold any values.

Try this

$nick = db_arr("SELECT NickName FROM Profiles WHERE ID=\"".($_GET[to]? $_GET[to] : $_GET[ID]) . "\"");

If above does not return anything then  $_GET[to] and $_GET[ID] are empty.

Author Comment

ID: 11846713
Actually, it works fine.  That was it.  Don't ask....been working on the actual code for two weeks to get it to do the message echo and send....this was just the final touch (getting rid of the syntax error).  IT works, well, and that is fine......
Thanks very much.

Author Comment

ID: 11846723
IF I am missing something (which is way probable) please don't hesitate to post a final comment.  Thanks again.

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