Weird SQL error message

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On Feb 3, 2022, 12:04 PM -0500, Das Goravani <goravanis at>, wrote:
> I’m getting a weird error message when trying to do simple SQL.
> I am searching my "states" database for the states of Denmark for example.
> I am getting this error message in NATIVETEXT:
> ERROR: column "Denmark" does not exist
> LINE 1: ...tate_type" FROM "fcstates" WHERE state_country = "Denmark"
> ^
> It says "column" Denmark does not exist.
> Denmark is not a column, it’s a value for the "state_country" column, it’s a search value, not a column name.
> The error comes up from this line of code:
> Do plist.$select(pwhereclause) Returns #F
> plist is a reference to a list name, which is in an instance variable from the JS form.
> pWhereClause equals: WHERE state_country = "Denmark"
> This code and this search have worked much before in window versions of the same application.
> I am logging on in my remote task construct. I have my session object and statement object variables in the remote task so that they are there for the JS forms to use.
> I don’t get what to do with this error message. It seems wrong.
> Any ideas?
> Das
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