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    Question intro to sql http://www.sqlcourse.com/intro.html

    My table that was created ->
    create table newempchart_cg1308
    (firstname varchar(15),
    lastname varchar(20),
    title varchar(15),
    age number(3),
    salary number (6,2));

    I have tried all 3 of these to "insert" values into a table:

    insert into newempchart_cg1308
    (firstname, lastname, title, age, salary)
    values ('Jonie', 'Weber', ‘Secretary’, 28, 19500.00);
    ('Potsy', 'Weber', ‘Programmer’, 32, 45300.00);
    ('Dirk', 'Smith', ‘Programmer II’, 45, 75020.00);

    insert into newempchart_cg1308
    (firstname, lastname, title, age, salary)
    values ('Jonie', 'Weber', ‘Secretary’, 28, 19500.00);
    values ('Potsy', 'Weber', ‘Programmer’, 32, 45300.00);
    values ('Dirk', 'Smith', ‘Programmer II’, 45, 75020.00);


    insert into newempchart_cg1308
    (firstname, lastname, title, age, salary)
    values ('Jonie', 'Weber', ‘Secretary’, 28, 19500.00);
    insert into newempchart_cg1308
    (firstname, lastname, title, age, salary)
    values ('Potsy', 'Weber', ‘Programmer’, 32, 45300.00);
    insert into newempchart_cg1308
    (firstname, lastname, title, age, salary)
    values ('Dirk', 'Smith', ‘Programmer II’, 45, 75020.00);

    It always says: Invalid characters used in command.

    The sample was->
    insert into employee
    (first, last, age, address, city, state)
    values ('Luke', 'Duke', 45, '2130 Boars Nest', 'Hazard Co', 'Georgia');

    What am I doing wrong?

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    Which rdbms do you use?

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    Unhappy intro to sql

    Quote Originally Posted by rmiao View Post
    Which rdbms do you use?
    That is the point - I don't use any rdbms yet. I am just beginning to learn about SQL via the course I found on this web site (http://www.sqlcourse.com/intro.html).

    I was not able to see what was wrong with the script per se; I had pasted it into a Word doc prior to inserting my "answer" into the course interface, so I looked at the hidden formatting symbols to see if there was something that was messing it up. Still could not identify anything, but I assume that there was something there that I could not see. If I pasted from a different source and then edited the script it worked in the course interface.

    Hate to not have a definitive answer, but I was able to work around the glitch of this web-based course. If you have any insight into why pasting from Word caused it not to work, then I would be grateful for your help.

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    Different rdbms has its own sql syntax.

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