I am using the following code, but it throws an error.

$query = db_select('sdk_country', 'f');
$query->fields('f', array('id','group'));
  'f.status', 1, '=',
  'f.country_value', 'Afghanistan', '=',
$result = $query->execute();

The error I get is the following.

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 sdk_country f WHERE (Array IS NULL ) at line 1: SELECT FROM {sdk_country} f WHERE (Array IS NULL ) ; Array ( ) in retreiveEMEAList() (line 458 of C:\Repository\code\beta\sites\all\modules\nhdp_register\nhdp_register.module).

How can I fix this error?

1 Answer 1


condition() doesn't take an array as argument.

You need to replace $query->condition(array('f.status', 1, '=', 'f.country_value', 'Afghanistan', '=')); with the following lines.

// The third argument isn't necessary as `=` is the dafault operator, in this case.
$query->condition('f.status', 1);
$query->condition('f.country_value', 'Afghanistan');

The query is using the value of the status field, but that isn't added to the list of fields passed to $query->fields().
group is a reserved word in MySQL 5.5; it cannot be used as identifier for a table field.

  • Thanks for your quick response... I still get the same error. Can you provide the code please. Feb 29, 2016 at 18:47

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