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

why is it saying "was expecting 4 values" when I do have 4 values?

not sure what they're asking

2 Answers

Stephen Blum
Stephen Blum
1,768 Points

Hello Charles,

I hope you have found your answer for this. If not, this is what I have found:

"Bummer: Was expecting 4 entries in the products table. There's only 3."

The challenge specifically points out that the 'id' column auto-increments (this is in all 3 tasks). If you try and put in a value for the 'id' column for your query, this error is likely to happen if it the 'id' already exists within the table.

You can resolve this by: use a different value for 'id', or use NULL (which I believe is intended for this).

I'm getting the same error

INSERT INTO products (id, name, description, price) VALUES (NULL, lipbalm, lanolin, 15.99);

I forgot to add quotes around the strings!

INSERT INTO products (id, name, description, price) VALUES (NULL, "lipbalm", "lanolin", 15.99);