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Date:         Thu, 24 Feb 2005 23:02:07 -0600
Reply-To:     "Marks, Jim" <>
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "Marks, Jim" <>
Subject:      Re: Syntax problem
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To use string values in a GET DATA command with SQL, you need to enclose the reference string in two single quotes. Try:

'AND questiongroup.CodePrefix=''XO'' '

Notice this NOT the double quote (") but two single quotes ('').

--jim -----Original Message----- From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of Alex Davidson Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:54 PM To: SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU Subject: Syntax problem

I am having inexplicable problems with the attached syntax file with the line I've marked with an *. 'XO' is the name of a data column in the 'questiongroup.CodePrefix' table. The rest works fine, but this line keeps popping an error: >Warning. Command name: GET DATA >SQLExecDirect failed :You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AND questiongroup.CodePrefix=XO AND questiontype.OID = questions.OID_QuestionTyp' at line 1 Tried all the permutations of single and double inner and outer quotes for the line - nought seems to work. I see in the manual that they suggest using back-quotes but that doesn't work either. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. GET DATA /TYPE=ODBC /CONNECT= 'DSN=polsci;DESC=MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver DSN;DATABASE=polsci;; ' 'STMT=;' /SQL = 'SELECT ' '(SELECT Actors.Name FROM Actors WHERE Actors.OID=Session.OID_Actor) AS Coder, ' 'session.ItemTitle,' 'questiongroup.CodePrefix, ' 'questions.CodeNumber, ' 'questions.ShortName, ' 'questions.Description, ' 'questiontype.Name As TypeName, ' 'questiongroup.Name AS GroupName, ' 'actors.Name AS ActorName, ' '(IF(QuestionType.Type=4,' '(SELECT RadioElement.Text FROM RadioElement ' 'WHERE RadioElement.OID_QuestionType=QuestionType.OID AND RadioElement.Code=answeritem.Value),' 'answeritem.Value)) AS Value, ' 'Session.Created, Session.Duration ' 'FROM questions, questiontype, questiongroup, answer, actors, answeritem, session ' 'WHERE ' 'Session.OID=answer.OID_Session ' 'AND Questions.CodeNumber=1 ' * 'AND questiongroup.CodePrefix='XO' ' 'AND questiontype.OID = questions.OID_QuestionType ' 'AND questiongroup.OID = questions.OID_QuestionGroup ' 'AND questions.OID = answer.OID_Question ' 'AND answer.OID = answeritem.OID_Answer ' 'AND actors.OID = answer.OID_Actor ' 'AND NOT actors.Deleted ' 'AND NOT questions.Deleted ' 'AND NOT Session.Deleted ' 'ORDER BY answer.OID_Session, questiongroup.CodePrefix, questions.CodeNumber' . CACHE. EXECUTE.

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