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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 '#form.jobs#'
                        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.
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ziolko earned 375 total points
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should look like this:
DELETE FROM FWjobs
WHERE title IN ('Delivery Person','Packer Person')
AND subcatText IN ('Delivery','Shipper')
AND catID IN (2,3)

ziolko.
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by:andrewaiello
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so the parentheses are missing.... those lists are coming in from the forms multiple selection list box...how can i change that?
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by:andrewaiello
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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?
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by:ziolko
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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

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