I wrote code to select records from the database, but it is causing the following error:

PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 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 'FROM pricepackages pricepackages' at line 1: SELECT FROM {pricepackages} pricepackages; Array ( ) in view_packages() (line 25 of D:\xampp\htdocs \talyllyn\sites\all\modules\pricepackages\pricepackages.module).

What is wrong with the code I am using?

function view_packages() {
    $list = '<table>';
    $query = db_select('pricepackages')->execute();
    $i = 0;

    while ($record = $query->fetchAssoc()) {
        $list .= '<tr><td>';
        $list .= $record['packageName']."</td>";
        $list .= '<td>'.$record['packageDescp']."</td>";
        $list .= '<td>'.$record['pPrice']."</td>";
        $list .= '</tr>';

    $list .= '</table>';
    return $list;
  • First comment on drupal api db_select page should provide the answer to this.
    – user20301
    Oct 23, 2014 at 9:19

1 Answer 1


This is your current query as it's executed:

{pricepackages} pricepackages

Which is obviously wrong; an SQL SELECT query needs one or more fields. To SELECT *:

$query = db_select('pricepackages')->fields('pricepackages')->execute();     

Or specific fields:

$fields = array('foo', 'bar');
$query = db_select('pricepackages')->fields('pricepackages', $fields)->execute();

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