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Re: [vox-tech] mysql question: changing a record



On Saturday 10 April 2004 03:18 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> hi all,
>
> i have a mysql database called slash.
> in slash, there's a table named vars.
> in vars, there's a field named ispell:
>
>    mysql> select name, value from vars
>        -> WHERE name = 'ispell';
>    +--------+--------+
>
>    | name   | value  |
>
>    +--------+--------+
>
>    | ispell | ispell |
>
>    +--------+--------+
>
> how do i change this value?  after some reading, i thought the answer
> would be:
>
>    mysql> UPDATE vars
>        -> SET ispell = 'foobar';
>
> but that generates an error:
>
>    ERROR 1054: Unknown column 'ispell' in 'field list'
>
> i don't understand the error message.  how is ispell an unknown field?


There is no column ispell in the table vars.  The correct way to do what you 
want is: 

UPDATE vars
set value='foobar' WHERE name='ispell' ;

OR
UPDATE vars
SET name='foobar' WHERE name='ispell'; 

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wenk@praxis.homedns.org
Mike Wenk
	
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