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  • Mysql Table Creation Issue

    From Chris Perrault@VERT/DMINE to All on Sat Oct 22 19:06:46 2011
    I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer some 'guidance'. I'm trying to create a few simple tables to demonstrate a bigger problem I'm having and when I try to create the first table I get my arch-nemesis, the dreaded ERROR 1064 (42000).
    Here's the really simple table I'm trying to create:
    CREATE TABLE atbl
    (
    atblnum INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
    description VARCHAR NULL,
    btbl INT UNSIGNED NULL,
    ctbl INT UNSIGNED NULL
    );

    Here's the error I'm getting:
    mysql> source ~/prog/createtable.sql;
    ERROR 1064 (42000): 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 'NULL,
    btbl INT UNSIGNED NULL,
    ctbl INT UNSIGNED NULL
    )' at line 4

    I swear I've created a hundred tables and I know I'm prone to stupid syntax errors, but for the life of me I can't see what I'm doing wrong here.

    Chris

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  • From Chris Perrault@VERT/DMINE to All on Sat Oct 22 20:13:42 2011
    Re: Mysql Table Creation Issue
    By: Chris Perrault to All on Sat Oct 22 2011 07:06 pm

    Ok, problem solved.
    It was a dumb mistake as expected.
    I needed to specify a length for VARCHAR:
    description VARCHAR NULL,
    Should have been:
    description VARCHAR(20) NULL,
    Of course '20' could have been any number between 1 and 255 according to my slightly out of date book.
    Chris
    /s

    I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer some 'guidance'. I'm
    trying > create a few simple tables to demonstrate a bigger problem I'm
    having and wh
    I try to create the first table I get my arch-nemesis, the dreaded ERROR 106 (42000).
    Here's the really simple table I'm trying to create:
    CREATE TABLE atbl
    (
    atblnum INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
    description VARCHAR NULL,
    btbl INT UNSIGNED NULL,
    ctbl INT UNSIGNED NULL
    );

    Here's the error I'm getting:
    mysql> source ~/prog/createtable.sql;
    ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual t corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'NULL,
    btbl INT UNSIGNED NULL,
    ctbl INT UNSIGNED NULL
    )' at line 4

    I swear I've created a hundred tables and I know I'm prone to stupid syntax errors, but for the life of me I can't see what I'm doing wrong here.

    Chris
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  • From Corey@VERT/TSGC to Chris Perrault on Sat Oct 22 18:57:05 2011
    Re: Mysql Table Creation Issue
    By: Chris Perrault to All on Sat Oct 22 2011 07:06 pm

    Subject: Mysql Table Creation Issue
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    I was wondering if anyone might be able to offer some 'guidance'. I'm trying create a few simple tables to demonstrate a bigger problem I'm having and wh I try to create the first table I get my arch-nemesis, the dreaded ERROR 106 (42000).
    Here's the really simple table I'm trying to create:
    CREATE TABLE atbl
    (
    atblnum INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
    description VARCHAR NULL,
    btbl INT UNSIGNED NULL,
    ctbl INT UNSIGNED NULL
    );

    Here's the error I'm getting:
    mysql> source ~/prog/createtable.sql;
    ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual t corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'NULL,
    btbl INT UNSIGNED NULL,
    ctbl INT UNSIGNED NULL
    )' at line 4

    I swear I've created a hundred tables and I know I'm prone to stupid syntax errors, but for the life of me I can't see what I'm doing wrong here.

    Chris


    try stronger nails.... lol

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  • From Chris Perrault@VERT/DMINE to Corey on Mon Oct 24 02:26:46 2011
    Re: Mysql Table Creation Issue
    By: Corey to Chris Perrault on Sat Oct 22 2011 06:57 pm

    Haha, sadly, I'm a better coder than woodworker. That's not saying much unfortunately...



    try stronger nails.... lol

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Chris Perrault on Thu Nov 17 21:20:29 2011
    On 10/22/2011 5:13 PM, Chris Perrault wrote:

    Ok, problem solved.
    It was a dumb mistake as expected.
    I needed to specify a length for VARCHAR:
    description VARCHAR NULL,
    Should have been:
    description VARCHAR(20) NULL,
    Of course '20' could have been any number between 1 and 255 according to my slightly out of date book.

    VARCHAR's and NVARCHAR's limits depend on the database in particular... in this case MySQL (still 255 limit, 256 - 1 for null byte.)... there may also be limits with regards to an index size on a varchar field.

    MS-SQL introduced a VARCHAR/NVARCHAR(MAX) that basically combines varchar/nvarchar, and text/ntext for example.

    YMMV.

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  • From Chris Perrault@VERT/DMINE to Tracker1 on Fri Nov 18 16:37:55 2011
    Re: Re: Mysql Table Creation Issue
    By: Tracker1 to Chris Perrault on Thu Nov 17 2011 09:20 pm

    Hi Michael,

    MS-SQL introduced a VARCHAR/NVARCHAR(MAX) that basically combines varchar/nvarchar, and text/ntext for example.

    YMMV.

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    This was the first I heard of NVARCHAR. I did a quick google of it and it sounds like the only difference is that it stores unicode characters. Does that sound right?

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Chris Perrault on Fri Dec 2 21:39:12 2011
    On 11/18/2011 2:37 PM, Chris Perrault wrote:
    Hi Michael,

    MS-SQL introduced a VARCHAR/NVARCHAR(MAX) that basically combines
    varchar/nvarchar, and text/ntext for example.

    YMMV.

    This was the first I heard of NVARCHAR. I did a quick google of it and it sounds like the only difference is that it stores unicode characters. Does that
    sound right?

    That's correct, essentially characters assume utf-16 format, so no encoding issues.

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