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MySQL server returns an an Error an Error to the visual basic IDE :

MySqlExeception was unhandled : Column count does't match value count at row 1.

This error still occured when a Auto incrementing , nullable column was ommited during the query.
Member 9762654 16-Apr-13 7:49am    
can you send the query?
Prasad Khandekar 16-Apr-13 7:49am    

The error is self explanatory you are specifying more values than the number of columns. Check the Values part of your SQL and ensure that number of values specified are exactly same as the number of coulmns specified. Please post the code snippet.

The general format of your INSERT query will be


OR If you are using bind parameters


So in first case you will have to check the actual values specified in the SQL String and in second case you will have to check number of ?, number of columns and the actual parameters supplied.


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The chances are that your query was of the form:
INSERT INTO myTable VALUES("Joe", "Bigman" "Smith")
which tries to allocate values on the basis of column numbers: if your auto number field is early in the sequence, one of the given values will be assigned to it - and you will get an error.

Instead of doing that, always name the fields whose values you are supplying:
INSERT INTO myTable (FirstName, NickNAme, FamilyName) VALUES ("Joe", "Bigman", "Smith")
That way, the database knows exactly which column you are trying to insert a value to, and can use defaults or it's own numbers for the remainder. Plus it's a good idea to list the columns anyway, as it prevents data corruption if the table definition is changed at a later date!
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compuknow 16-Apr-13 8:33am    
When i pass this command through visual basic , it puts double quotes before Firstname. Like this
"Firstname and MySQL prompts me an error.

I used the visual basic command cmd.ExecuteNonQuery() to execute the MySQL command string.

Thank you.
OriginalGriff 16-Apr-13 9:27am    
Um. You did replace the "FirstName", "NickName" and "FamilyName" values with your own column names, I assume?

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