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Spencer O'Neill
Spencer O'Neill
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For the first challenge in Inserting, Updating and Deleting, we are asked to insert "Aliens" and 1986 into a new row in movies.

I initially was trying to use INSERT INTO movies SET title="Aliens", year = 1986 but was puzzled that this was incorrect.

I then went through the lines of code from following the video, and was reminded of the keyword VALUES. My question, and source of confusion, is why these two things aren't equivalent.


1 Answer

Here is the full explanation for your confusion (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/861722/mysql-insert-into-table-values-vs-insert-into-table-set)

In short, use

INSERT INTO table (a, b, c) VALUES (1,2,3) 

because it is SQL standard.