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Proper syntax for TSQL openquery statement

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From SQL Server 2005, I am able to query a linked Oracle 10g database with this:
select * from openquery(dgo1,'select * from DGOUSER.HOUSEHOLD')

I'm trying to add a where clause
select * from openquery(dgtest,'select * from dgtable.house where upper(LAST_NAME) = 'SMITH' ')

The error I get is:
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1
Incorrect syntax near 'SMITH'.

What do I have to correct to get the query to work?
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Question by:brooksmato
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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this will do better:
select * from openquery(dgtest,'select * from dgtable.house where upper(LAST_NAME) = ''SMITH'' ')
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by:brooksmato
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angellll, running your query:
select * from openquery(dgtest,'select * from dgtable.house where upper(LAST_NAME) = ''SMITH'' ')

Gives me this error now.

OLE DB provider "MSDAORA" for linked server "dgtest" returned message "ORA-00904: "SMITH": invalid identifier
".
Msg 7321, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
An error occurred while preparing the query "select * from dgtable.house where upper(LAST_NAME) = "SMITH" " for execution against OLE DB provider "MSDAORA" for linked server "dgtest".
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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not double quotes ("), the single quotes ('')

looks like the same, but is not.
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by:brooksmato
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Angellll-
You rock! Thanks a bunch.

Brooks
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