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MYSQL Select Statement no longer works

Posted on 2013-05-16
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Hi
I have recently move a web application onto MySQL 5 and the following select statement no longer works.
When I run the query in PHPMyAdmin, it returns 3 rows in the following format.

tact.*      tcp.*      te.* [table header]
tact.*      tcp.*      te.*
tact.*      tcp.*      te.*
tact.*      tcp.*      te.*

SELECT 'tact.*', 'tcp.*', 'te.*' FROM tblaction AS tact, tblcomproblem AS tcp, tblcalllog AS tclog, tblengineers AS te WHERE tcp.prId = tclog.clProblemReported AND tclog.clId=tact.clId AND tact.clId = 41305160002 AND tact.eId = te.eId ORDER BY aDate ASC LIMIT 0, 15

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I would be grateful for somehelp as I'm not an expert on SQL statements
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Question by:gracetec
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dsacker earned 400 total points
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Take off the single quotes. Or if all you want is all columns from all tables, simply SELECT * FROM ....
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by:gracetec
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Thanks for your help, I couldn't figure it out :)
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by:Kim Walker
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dsacker is correct. The single quotes are wrong. They should be removed or you should use tick marks (under the tilde beside the 1 key on your keyboard) around your table and field names. For example
SELECT 
	`tact`.*, 
	`tcp`.*, 
	`te`.* 
FROM 
	`tblaction` AS `tact`, 
	`tblcomproblem` AS `tcp`, 
	`tblcalllog` AS `tclog`, 
	`tblengineers` AS `te` 
WHERE 
	`tcp`.`prId` = `tclog`.`clProblemReported` 
	AND `tclog`.`clId` = `tact`.`clId` 
	AND `tact`.`clId` = 41305160002 
	AND `tact`.`eId` = `te`.`eId` 
ORDER BY 
	`aDate` ASC 
LIMIT 
	0, 15

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Tick marks are primarily used to avoid table name and field name conflicts with reserved words. In your case they are unnecessary but I use them religiously to avoid any possibility of conflict.
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