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Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80040e14'  Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression

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Hi All, getting this error and not sure why I am, little help?
Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80040e14'

Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression 'event_code=code_short AND e.event_ID=s.event_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=TRUE AND session_date=>#13/9/2016# AND session_stime>#14:31#'.

/home2.asp, line 1214

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TodayDate=Day(Now)&"/"&Month(Now)&"/"&Year(Now)
TodayTime=Hour(Now)&":"&Minute(Now)
Set NextEvent=oConn.Execute("SELECT * FROM events e,locations,codes,event_sessions s WHERE event_code=code_short AND e.event_ID=s.event_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=TRUE AND session_date=>#"&TodayDate&"# AND session_stime>#"&TodayTime&"# ORDER BY session_date,session_stime")

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by:Ryan Chong
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what if you try this directly?

Set NextEvent=oConn.Execute("SELECT * FROM events e,locations,codes,event_sessions s WHERE event_code=code_short AND e.event_ID=s.event_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=TRUE AND session_date=> now() ")
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by:Graeme
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Thanks for the Ryan, I get this error:
Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80040e14'

Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression 'event_code=code_short AND e.event_ID=s.event_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=TRUE AND session_date=> now()'.

/home2.asp, line 1331

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or did you mean directly in the database?
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by:Ryan Chong
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>>or did you mean directly in the database?
yes... directly in db.. put the "Now()" into your sql statement as part of the string.

you can also do this and tell us what is generated?

SQLstr = "SELECT * FROM events e,locations,codes,event_sessions s WHERE event_code=code_short AND e.event_ID=s.event_ID AND event_location=location_ID AND event_live=TRUE AND session_date=> now() "
response.write SQLstr
response.end
Set NextEvent=oConn.Execute(SQLstr) 

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by:Graeme
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Hi Ryan, I have just run the Query in the DB and it shows an error (same as previous)
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by:Ryan Chong
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hi, can you show the SQL generated here? is Access your database?
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by:Graeme
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Yes Access is my database

nothing was generated from Query, just the error when I Run it
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by:Big Monty
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where you have

session_date=> now()

it should be session_date>= now()

notice it should be greater than or equal to, NOT equal to or greater than
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by:Ryan Chong
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oppps and nice spotted on Big Monty
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by:Graeme
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Thanks guys, works for the date, now just need to get the time part working 
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by:Big Monty
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For the time,  use the same format :

timeColumn >= timeParameter
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by:Graeme
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Tried it with Now() and it didn't work
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Can you explain what you mean by "it didn't work"?  Otherwise it'll be impossible to narrow down the issue.

With that time column you try:

TimeColumn >= Time()

This will get all records after the current time.

Turning in for the night, good luck :)
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by:Graeme
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Oh! Time works! Thanks BigMonty!
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