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Databases Modifying Data with SQL Adding Data to a Database Adding Data With SQL

Earlon Perry
Earlon Perry
4,304 Points

Need help with Adding Data with SQL objectives. I can not get the objectives right.

We have an eCommerce database and it has a products table. It has the columns id, name, description and price.

Add a new product to the products table. Use any valid values you want. All columns are required. The id column is auto incrementing.

This is the answer i posted.

INSERT INTO products (id, name, description, price) VALUES (NULL, “DOVE”, “DEODORANT”, “3.99”);

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,822 Points

Something is goofy with how the challenge is interpreting your double quotes. Your quotes look like “DOVE” and mine that work fine look like "Dove" (notice the curve vs straight) - something character set related - I don't have the details but if you check a character map you will see they both have different values. Maybe try single quotes and/or check with a mod for how to move forward. Also, you shouldn't need to specify the id column since it is auto incrementing - but it does work the way you did it with the replaced single or double quotes.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,627 Points

It looks like you're using word-processing type ("curly") quotes instead of normal programming quotes. Here it is with the quotes changed (and I just left them off the price):

INSERT INTO products (id, name, description, price) VALUES (NULL, "DOVE", "DEODORANT", 3.99);