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Hi,   I have a goDaddy account and I'm learning to import data.  I've had success with a couple of uploads, but I get an error message and I don't understand what I need to do to get rid of it.   My code is below, along with the error message I get and the excerpt from the mySQL documentation.   Can anyone offer some advice about how to proceed and what may be the problem?  The query works and updates the table with the info perfectly, but I think I should find out what this error is  b/4 I incorporate into my website.  Thanks a million!

SET time_zone = "+00:00";

  `UserID` char(8) NOT NULL,
  `firstName` varchar(24) NOT NULL,
  `lastName` varchar(24) NOT NULL,
  `viewPref` varchar(16) NOT NULL,
  `pagePref` varchar(48) NOT NULL,

INSERT INTO `myUsers` (`UserID`, `firstName`, `lastName`, `viewPref`, `pagePref`) VALUES
('sak20007', 'John', 'Smith', 'mobile_phone', 'about.html');


#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 '' at line 1 

Error: 1064 SQLSTATE: 42000 (ER_PARSE_ERROR)

Message: %s near '%s' at line %d


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How so justsomeguy?    Don't you need to UPDATE after you INSERT INTO?   I learned my sql from MS ACCESS, but I realize mySQL has some different syntax.  In Access the insert into doesnot update the table until you say 'update'.   Have I written it wrong?   A little more help, please.   Thank you.


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Don't you need to UPDATE after you INSERT INTO?

No.  UPDATE is what you use to start an UPDATE query when you are updating the table.  It is not a command on its own.  You might be thinking of commit, but you only need to commit if you're using transactions, which it doesn't look like you are.  When you insert a record outside of a transaction there's nothing else you need to do to actually insert the record, just the insert query will do it.

I learned my sql from MS ACCESS

My condolences.

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