Rishi Reddy Rishi Reddy - 1 year ago 43
SQL Question

inserting a mysql query in codeigniter

$query = $this->db->query('select
sum(like) as atotal
sfid = '.$short);<br>

and the error is

Error Number: 1064

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 'like) as atotal from like where sfid = 11' at line 2

select sum(like) as atotal from like where sfid = 11

Filename: C:\wamp\www\don\system\database\DB_driver.php

Line Number: 330

'like' in sum(like) is column name and 'like' after 'from' is table name
thank you in advance

Answer Source

You shouldn't use like keyword in your query. It is sql-specific word treated as special keyword. To solve this task, you should change column name in database table or wrap like keyword in backticks either:

$query = $this->db->query('select sum(`like`) as atotal from `like` where sfid = '.$short);