On 20 Oct 2001 22:34:05 -0000, you wrote:
>PreparedStatement st = db.prepareStatement("UPDATE foo SET ? = '?' " +
>                 "WHERE number = ?");
>Whenever I use this I get a "Parameter index out of range" error.
>I am assuming that what this means is that I can't use a ? as a column
>name, but it can only be used as a parameter.  Am I correct in this?

You can only use ? parameters to supply values, not table names,
column names or syntactical elements of SQL.

>Should I basically do it like this:
>PreparedStatement st = db.prepareStatement("UPDATE foo SET " + colname
>                 + "= '?' WHERE number = ?");
>Is that the only way to do this?

Yes. I don't think you need the single quotes though.

René Pijlman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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