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Syntax error missing operator in query expression - Access SQL error

Posted on 2013-07-01
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Still working in access.

Here is the SQL from one of the queries in the database:

INSERT INTO t_bookorders
(ISBN, BOOK_ID, BookSequenceNum, Publisher ORDer_DATE, ORDered_QTY, QTYS, Book_PRICE, List_Value_1, List_Value_2,Book_DESC )
SELECT master_Book_List.PROD_ID,
master_Book_List.Book_ID,
master_Book_List.BookSequenceNum, ,
 master_Book_List.Pub,
 master_Book_List.Ordered_DATE,
  master_Book_List.RET_QTY, "Units" AS Expr1,
  master_Book_List.Book_ACT_SELL_PRC,
  master_Book_List.List_value_1,
  CASE WHEN titles.backorder= 'N' THEN 'Verify with teacher"',
       WHEN titles.backorder= = 'Y'  THEN 'add surcharge',
       ELSE
 master_Book_List.value_from_booklist,
  master_Book_List.PROD_DESC
FROM (master_Book_List LEFT JOIN MASTER_PublisherList ON master_Book_List.PROD_ID = master_Book_List.PROD_ID)
LEFT JOIN dupe_Books ON (master_Book_List.BookSequenceNum = q_dupes_1.[SEQ_NBR Field]))
WHERE (((master_Book_List.Mark)=True) AND ((q_dupes_1.[ORD_ID Field]) Is Null));

I get this error around my CASE statements:  "Syntax error missing operator in query expression"

I then substituted the CASE statements with Ifs:

  If titles.backorder= 'N' THEN 'Verify with teacher"',
      ELSE IF  titles.backorder= = 'Y'  THEN 'add surcharge',
       ELSE  master_Book_List.value_from_booklist,
I got the same error.

What am I doing wrong?
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Question by:programmher
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by:mbizup
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Try this:

 IIf (titles.backorder= 'N' , 'Verify with teacher',
      IIF( titles.backorder = 'Y' , 'add surcharge',
       master_Book_List.value_from_booklist) )

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peter57r earned 75 total points
ID: 39291650
If titles.backorder= 'N' THEN 'Verify with teacher"',
      ELSE IF  titles.backorder= = 'Y'  THEN 'add surcharge',
       ELSE  master_Book_List.value_from_booklist,

should be..

Iif (titles.backorder= 'N' , 'Verify with teacher',IIF( titles.backorder= = 'Y', 'add surcharge',
       master_Book_List.value_from_booklist))
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by:COANetwork
ID: 39291654
CASE is an atomic structure, the entire CASE statement is equivalent to a single column.  So stop putting commas inside the CASE statement - you are breaking it up.
...
...
master_Book_List.List_value_1,
  CASE WHEN titles.backorder= 'N' THEN 'Verify with teacher'
       WHEN titles.backorder= 'Y'  THEN 'add surcharge'
       ELSE master_Book_List.value_from_booklist,
  master_Book_List.PROD_DESC
...
...

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by:programmher
ID: 39291813
Thanks so much - that resolved my error.
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