Hi.....

There is a problem with the following mysql query

create table emp2 (Leave decimal(12,2) default NULL)

Error message
Error Code: 1064 - 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 'Leave decimal(12,2) default NULL)' at line 1


If I type the query as..
create table emp2(Leav decimal(12,2) default NULL)

Then it will executed successfully..What is the problem with the field 'Leave'?Is it a key word?

Yes, it is a keyword:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/reserved-words.html

However, if you really want to use that, enclose with backticks:
create table emp2 (`Leave` decimal(12,2) default NULL)

and when you do any operation on that field (SELECT/UPDATE/INSERT,etc) don't forget to ALSO put the backticks around it as well.

Glad to help.

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