I am new to developing field, and I have encountered an error while creating a trigger.Could anyone please figure out what is the error?


CREATE TRIGGER update_feedback_dashboard
ON tblcustomfeedback FOR EACH ROW


DECLARE averageScore float default 0;
DECLARE avgscore float default 0;
DECLARE IdCount float default 0;

SELECT SUM(avg_score) into avgscore, COUNT(Id) into count FROM tblcustomfeedback  WHERE feedbackDate = NOW() ORDER BY Id DESC LIMIT 1;

SET averageScore  =avgscore;
SET IdCount  =  count;

IF (SELECT count(*) FROM tblfeedbackdashbd WHERE Date=CURDATE()) = 0 
 INSERT INTO tblfeedbackdashbd(AverageScoresAday ,Date)     VALUES(averageScore/IdCount,CURDATE());
 UPDATE tblfeedbackdashbd SET AverageScoresAday=averageScore/IdCount  WHERE   Date=CURDATE();
END $$

The error encountered is,

[Err] 1064 - 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 'COUNT(Id) into count FROM tblcustomfeedback WHERE feedbackDate = NOW() ORDER BY' at line 11

  • you should use `count` (with backticks) as count is a MySQL reserve word or may change the variable name to some other value Nov 1, 2016 at 10:54
  • have changed the variable name..still no change in the error
    – user109418
    Nov 1, 2016 at 10:58
  • @NawazSohail COUNT is not reserved (but I agree should not be used as a column or variable name.) Nov 1, 2016 at 11:02
  • Only one INTO clause.
    – Rick James
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:35

3 Answers 3


The syntax is not:

SELECT id INTO @x, data INTO @y ...

but it is:

SELECT id, data INTO @x, @y ...


SELECT SUM(avg_score), COUNT(Id)
  INTO averageScore, IdCount
FROM ... ;
  • wow..thats it.Thank you so much for saving my time.
    – user109418
    Nov 1, 2016 at 11:01

You are working much too hard. A single statement does all the work:

INSERT INTO  tblfeedbackdashbd (AverageScoresAday, Date)
    SELECT  SUM(avg_score) / COUNT(*),
        FROM  tblcustomfeedback
        WHERE  feedbackDate = NOW()   -- ??
        ORDER BY  Id DESC
        LIMIT  1
        AverageScoresAday = (SUM(avg_score) + AverageScoresAday) / COUNT(*);

I assume you have UNIQUE(Date)

COUNT(Id) should probably be COUNT(*).

This is probably not what you wanted: WHERE feedbackDate = NOW()

Reference; Reference

  • I am getting a syntax error while using this query.
    – user109418
    Nov 2, 2016 at 6:37
  • And the full text of the syntax error is ___? Please note that, when it says "near ...", it is usually pointing exactly at or after the offending token.
    – Rick James
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:32
  • I may have fixed the syntax error.
    – Rick James
    Nov 2, 2016 at 16:34
  • Thanks for your valuable comments..the syntax error has gone..but,what does this 'q' stands for??
    – user109418
    Nov 3, 2016 at 3:26
  • Hmmm... sounds like a typo. Maybe it is fixed now. Suggest you read the manual on IODKU, I may have goofed in some other way, too.
    – Rick James
    Nov 3, 2016 at 3:31

You have not declared count variable first, add DECLARE count INT 0; right after BEGIN

  • Thankyou for your answer.But the error still persists.Is there anything wrong with that select query??
    – user109418
    Nov 1, 2016 at 10:20
  • I have also declared count as a variable..still showing the error
    – user109418
    Nov 1, 2016 at 10:53

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