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Monday, December 7, 2009

MySQL: Error 1305 - Function xxx does not exist

I ran into an odd issue on a project I updated awhile ago. I updated an existing sql statement to include IFNULL for an exclusion check. It worked fine on my dev machine, but caused an issue on the production machine.

The version of MySQL on my dev machine was a little bit newer than production so the issue never came up. Here is the error the sql server returned:
#1305 - FUNCTION [DATABASE_NAME].ifnull does not exist

Here is a little bit of the sql that caused the error:
AND IFNULL ( `tbl_category_admin`.`admin_key_id` =5, true )

The problem was caused by the space between IFNULL and (. Changing it to IFNULL( solved the problem. If you run into an issue where MySQL returns an error saying a given function does not exist look for spaces between the function and the "(".

30 comments:

  1. That just happened to me. Thanks to you and Google, I was able to fix it in 5 minutes...

    Jan

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  2. Just encountered this exact same issue. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you very much. I have also had this problem with the CONCAT function. Deleting those spaces between 'CONCAT' and '(' worked for me as well.

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  4. Thanks.

    'look for spaces between the function and the "(" ' - this solved the problem for me also.

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    1. This worked for me ..

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  5. thanks man !! thats one of these things that you can spend a whole night stucking your head on the table ;-) you just saved my precious time..

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  6. THX mate ! 5 seconds of searching, and i though something is wrong with my pythons library ^^

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  7. Thank you.
    Happend to my with version '5.0.77-log' (production server)
    but not with '5.1.37-1ubuntu5.4' (development server)

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  8. Thanks buddy, you saved my time.

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  9. Thank you very much!

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  10. Train's is not stopping. Same problem.
    I was about to reinstall whole MySQL :D
    Thank you!

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  11. oh wow, you just saved me endless frustration.
    Had it on the dev->production move aswell

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  12. Thank you so much, i was ready to kill myself but then i found your blog.

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  13. select newtime(if(new_event.newtime>160000, 2 , if(new_event.newtime>80000, 1, 0))) from new_event;


    the above code is giving me the 1305 error code. can u help me

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  14. @anonymous the probably there is that function doesn't exist at all. Here is the page with all the time functions for mysql
    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/date-and-time-functions.html

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  15. After about 60 minutes of trying to figure out what the hel.. was going on...

    Good lookin out...

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  16. Thank you so much!!

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  17. You can't imagine how thankfull I am!

    Hail to you!

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  18. thanks a ton man !! you saved my another day, have no words to thank you more :)

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  19. Oooh thank you! You saved me time and hair :)

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  20. Same here. Thanks.

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  21. Thanks so much! Without this page I'd never have found it!

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  22. You sir are true hero. Thank you.

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  23. Eres un genio, gracias por la ayuda !!!!

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  24. Muito obrigado, já tinha gasto uma hora a procura da solução!

    Thank you

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