MySQL ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax [fix]


MySQL Error 1064 - 42000
MySQL Error 1064 - 42000
MySql Error:

ERROR 1064 (42000): 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 X at line 1

MySQL error 1064 (42000) usually occurs when you have an error in the query syntax that was executed. One of the reasons that can give you this error is when you are trying to create an object (table/database) which is having a hyphen in its name.

Example:
mysql> create database my-database;

How to fix: ERROR 1064 (42000): 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 '-database' at line 1



Solution:

Just wrap the object name with the hyphen with backtick to resolve the error.

mysql> create database `my-database`;
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