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Java.sql.SQLException invalid indentifier exception

Yuta Lolap
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Joined: Jun 03, 2012
Posts: 85

Hey all,

Please can you help me?I am getting the following error.

java.sql.SQLException: [Oracle][ODBC][Ora]ORA-00904: "CUST001": invalid identifier

I am working on a monthly billing system for general stores. I enter the ITEMID and click the button. The ITEMID is stored in a variable and searched for item details from the ITEMS table which are then entered into PURCHASE table along with a previously retrieved CUSTOMERID in this case the customerid is CUST001.

Following is the code of the button click event.
Ashwini Kashyap
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Joined: Aug 30, 2012
Posts: 90
String query1 = "Select * from items where itemcode =" +itemcodepass;

I suppose above statement is the root cause.
All you need to do is, try putting itemcodepass in quotes like:
String query1 = "Select * from items where itemcode =" + "\' ''+ itemcodepass + "\' '';

Ashwini Kashyap

Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19908

Or even better, use PreparedStatement.

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