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Quotation marks PHP / interbase query

Posted on 2013-11-06
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Hi,

I have a script that selects data from an interbase database using PHP, I am getting an error message when using quotation marks in my query,

I can query the database directly ok.

 Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'abcde' (T_STRING) in C:\xampp\htdocs\precious\customer.php on line 9

SELECT FIRST 10 CLCTABRE ,CLCTGROUPE ,CLCTVILLIV, CLCTABRE
,case substring(CLCTABRE from 1 for 5)
         when 'abcde' then 'company 1'
         when 'adcdf' then 'company 2'
         else 'Unknown'
       end FROM CLIENT WHERE CLKTSOC = 100

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Question by:dan_stan
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39627081
Try using backticks (lower case under the tilde, to the left of the number one on the top row of the keyboard).

Or post the entire PHP statement that is used with that query string, thanks.
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39627083
Actually, it looks like it's a PHP quotes-related issue.  See if this article helps your understanding of the way PHP uses quotes and apostrophes...
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_12241-Quotation-Marks-in-PHP.html
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by:dan_stan
ID: 39627091
Here's the whole code. I'll check the article too.

<?php 
error_reporting(E_ALL);
include_once 'database_connect.php';

// COLLECT SOME DATA FROM IBASE
$dbh  = ibase_connect($host, $username, $password);
$stmt = 'SELECT FIRST 10 CLCTABRE ,CLCTGROUPE ,CLCTVILLIV, CLCTABRE
,case substring(CLCTABRE from 1 for 5)
         when 'abcde' then 'company 1'
         when 'adcdf' then 'company 2'
         else 'Unknown'
       end FROM CLIENT WHERE CLKTSOC = 100';
$sth  = ibase_query($dbh, $stmt);
// CREATE AN ARRAY OF OBJECTS
while ($row = ibase_fetch_object($sth))
{
    $newvalues[] = $row;
}

// THIS MAY NOT BE NEEDED - PHP GARBAGE COLLECTOR WILL HANDLE IT
ibase_free_result($sth);
ibase_close($dbh);

// START MYSQL
$dbh = new PDO('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=swdata', 'root', 'root');

// PREPARE A QUERY
$qry = "INSERT INTO USERDB (keysearch ,firstname,surname,fk_company_id) VALUES (:CLCTABRE, :CLCTGROUPE, :CLCTVILLIV, :COMPANY)";
$stmt = $dbh->prepare($qry);


// USE THE ARRAY OF OBJECTS
foreach ($newvalues as $obj)
{
    // BIND THE OBJECT PROPERTIES INTO THE QUERY
    $stmt->bindParam('CLCTABRE',   $obj->CLCTABRE);
    $stmt->bindParam('CLCTGROUPE', $obj->CLCTGROUPE);
    $stmt->bindParam('CLCTVILLIV', $obj->CLCTVILLIV);
	$stmt->bindParam('COMPANY',    $obj->COMPANY);

    // TRY THE QUERY
    try
    {
        $stmt->execute();
    }

    // IF THERE IS AN EXCEPTION THROWN BY PDO
    catch (PDOException $exc)
    {
        // IF THE EXCEPTION NUMBER IS NOT "DUPLICATE UNIQUE"
        if ($exc->errorInfo[1] != 1062)
        {
            $msg = "FAIL: $qry " . PHP_EOL . $exc->getmessage();
            trigger_error($msg, E_USER_ERROR);
        }
    }
}
                                            
?>

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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
ID: 39627099
Lines 7-12.  Try with double quotes, like this:
$stmt = "SELECT FIRST 10 CLCTABRE ,CLCTGROUPE ,CLCTVILLIV, CLCTABRE
,case substring(CLCTABRE from 1 for 5)
         when 'abcde' then 'company 1'
         when 'adcdf' then 'company 2'
         else 'Unknown'
       end FROM CLIENT WHERE CLKTSOC = 100";

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by:dan_stan
ID: 39627156
Thanks, that did the trick.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Thanks for the points -- it's a great question.  I'm going to update the article to show how the quotes here caused the parse error.  Best regards, ~Ray
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