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PHP CRUD Operations with PHP Reading and Writing Reports Summarizing Project Time

johnny louifils
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summarizing project time 2

I get this error : Error:: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1 near "BY": syntax error

$sql = 'SELECT tasks.*, projects.title as project FROM tasks JOIN projects ON tasks.project_id = projects.project_id';

$orderBy = 'ORDER BY date DESC'; if ($filter) { $orderBy = 'ORDER BY projects.title ASC, date DESC'; }

try {
    $results = $db->prepare($sql . $orderBy);
} catch (Exception $e) {
  echo "Error:: " . $e->getMessage() . " </br>";
  return array();
return $results->fetechAll(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);


1 Answer

Try with a space before ORDER. This:

$orderBy = ' ORDER BY

instead of this:

$orderBy = 'ORDER BY 

Otherwise your SQL looks like this:

tasks.project_id = projects.project_idORDER BY

Also I believe you meant to type


instead of




instead of