MySQL > ERROR 1144 > Illegal GRANT/REVOKE command

What is it about the below query that's illegal??

GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, LOCK TABLES ON interchange.sharkey TO clearing_job@localhost;

ERROR 1144 (42000): Illegal GRANT/REVOKE command; please consult the manual to see which privileges can be used

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Geoff MillikanAsked:
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Usama FoadIT ManagerCommented:
I think the problem here is in "LOCK TABLES" it is a globle or database levele privilege, you can't grant it ON spcific table. You must do it  a globle or in database level but not for table

GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE ON interchange.sharkey TO clearing_job@localhost;

GRANT LOCK TABLES ON interchange TO clearing_job@localhost;

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Geoff MillikanAuthor Commented:
I agree it would seem that way however the manual at the link below says that the context for "LOCK TABLES" is "tables."

So are you saying the manual is wrong? (Or maybe I'm reading it wrong?)
Usama FoadIT ManagerCommented:
The manual is not wrong, but not right too. :) You can say it is not clear enough. The manual report that the object which "LOCK TABLES" applied to is "table", unfortunately, it did not clarify that it can not granted per table as it is a global / database level privilege. Any way, this was reported before as bug and the need for updating documentation was mentioned but not don yet. See the following link for this report

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