Need help with a SQL query error: probably me being stupid

Hello All,

      I apologize in advance if this is really dumb; but coldfusion is giving me an error when i try to run the following delete query:

                              DELETE FROM FWjobs
                        WHERE title IN ''
                        AND subcatText IN '#form.subcategories#'
                        AND catID IN '#form.categories#'
All the error says is incorrect syntax.  The stack trace shows the statement was evaluated at runtime as the following:

                               DELETE FROM FWjobs
                               WHERE title IN 'Delivery Person,Packer Person'
                               AND subcatText IN 'Delivery,Shipper'
                               AND catID IN '2,3'

Which looks correct to me; am I doing something stupid?

Thank you.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

should look like this:
WHERE title IN ('Delivery Person','Packer Person')
AND subcatText IN ('Delivery','Shipper')
AND catID IN (2,3)


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
andrewaielloAuthor Commented:
so the parentheses are missing.... those lists are coming in from the forms multiple selection list can i change that?
andrewaielloAuthor Commented:
and also; the error only flagged on the last line of that query; if the parenthesis where the error..wouldn't the previous lines have been flagged?
error is only on last line (AND catID IN '2,3') because catId is of type int while '2,3' is treated as string.
theres no error in: AND subcatText IN 'Delivery,Shipper' because subcatText and 'Delivery,Shipper' are same type, but in this form 'Delivery, Shipper' will be treated as set containing just one string that is: 'Delivery,Shipper' and ('Delivery', 'Shipper') is set containg two strings

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Servers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.