HELP needed with SQL query!!!


#1

Can anybody tell me why i am encountering the following problem with the follow SQL query when run in myPHPadmin:

SELECT 'directories'.'folder_id', 'directories'.'timestamp', 'directories'.'name', LEFT ('directories'.'description', 30)as 'description' COUNT('files'.'file_id') as 'file_count' FROM 'directories' LEFT JOIN 'files' ON 'directories'.'folder_id' = 'files'.'folder_id' WHERE 'directories'. 'user_id' = 1 GROUP BY 'directories'. 'folder_id'

Showing the error message:

#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 '.'folder_id', 'directories'.'timestamp', 'directories'.'name', LEFT ('directorie' at line 1

#2

Thanks its sorted now, achieved it it by taking single quotes from around identifiers completely when pointing to them. My mistake didnt reliase:

[PHP]SELECT directories.folder_id, directories.timestamp, directories.name, LEFT (directories.description, 30)as description, COUNT(files.file_id) as file_count
FROM directories
LEFT JOIN files
ON directories.folder_id = files.folder_id
WHERE directories. user_id = 1
GROUP BY directories. folder_id [/PHP]