I put together a test table for a error I recently came across. It involves the use of LIMIT when attempting to delete a single record from a MySQL table.
The error I speak of is "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 'LIMIT 1' at line 1"
The table I put together is called test; it has 3 columns, id, name and created. I populated the table with several records and then attempted to delete one. Below is the statement I used to try and accomplish this.
DELETE t FROM test t WHERE t.name = 'foo' LIMIT 1
Without the use of LIMIT 1, the statement executes just fine, but of course I wouldn't be using LIMIT if there wasn't a need for it.
I'm fully aware that I can use another statement to accomplish this DELETE successfully. See below:
DELETE FROM test WHERE name = 'foo' LIMIT 1
However my question is centered on why the first statement isn't working with LIMIT.
So my question is, what I have done incorrectly with respect to the first statement to generate this error?