$wpdb->prepare uses single quotes instead of backticks
I’m writing a couple functions that should go and read data from a custom table I’ve set in the database, right now I’m just using
$wpdb->get_row, both with
$wpdb->preareto sanitize my code, but WP is telling me that I have an error in my mysql code, here’s a small example that is causing me trouble:
global $wpdb; $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . "tdg_market"; $total_customers = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM %s", $table_name ) );
And here’s what this code is returning:
WordPress database error: [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 ”wp_tdg_market” at line 1]
SELECT COUNT(*) FROM 'wp_tdg_market'
As you can see the table name is between single quotes as reported from the WordPress error. So I’ve tried this line:
$total_customers = $wpdb->get_var( "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM
without using $wpdb->prepare and hard coding the name of the table, and it worked like a charm, so I came to the conclusion that is $wpdb->prepare’s fault for using single quotes instead of backticks..
Is there a way to make $wpdb->prepare use backticks instead of single quotes??
Thanks a lot in advance
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