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"select top * ..." with Access

yuki tanabe

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 4

I'm having trouble executing a PreparedStatement against a MS Access database. The query string, taken using Eclipse debugger during runtime is:

and I do

where pstmtFetchPage is the PreparedStatement.

When I execute the statement, I get the following error:

I really can't see what I'm doing wrong. Any help is very much appreciated.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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The database is complaining about the first question mark (the one after the keyword top.) In JDBC, you can't substitute just any part of the SQL in through a prepared statement. Basically, you can only put a value in (for the where clause.) You are going to need to build the first part of the statement dynamically.

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