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Uncaught mysqli_sql_exception: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'FORM 'admin_cred' WHERE 'admin_name'=? AND 'admin_pass'=?' 
Updated 12-Sep-23 10:12am
Richard MacCutchan 9-Sep-23 8:10am    
Please edit your question and show the complete SQL statement. No one here can guess what your code is doing.
Richard Deeming 11-Sep-23 4:29am    
Based on your error message:

Your code is vulnerable to SQL Injection[^]. NEVER use string concatenation/interpolation to build a SQL query. ALWAYS use a parameterized query.
PHP: SQL Injection - Manual[^]

You also appear to be storing your users' credentials in plain-text. Don't do that!
Secure Password Authentication Explained Simply[^]
Salted Password Hashing - Doing it Right[^]

PHP even has built-in functions to help you do the right thing when dealing with passwords:
PHP: password_hash[^]
PHP: password_verify[^]

1 solution

This is a pretty simple syntax error!
Spelling is important:
... 'FORM 'admin_cred' WHERE 'admin_name'=? AND ...
should be
... 'FROM 'admin_cred' WHERE 'admin_name'=? AND ...

You should expect to get syntax errors every day, probably many times a day while you are coding - we all do regardless of how much experience we have! Sometimes, we misspell a variable, or a keyword; sometimes we forget to close a string or a code block. Sometimes the cat walks over your keyboard and types something really weird. Sometimes we just forget how many parameters a method call needs.

We all make mistakes.

And because we all do it, we all have to fix syntax errors - and it's a lot quicker to learn how and fix them yourself than to wait for someone else to fix them for you! So invest a little time in learning how to read error messages, and how to interpret your code as written in the light of what the compiler is telling you is wrong - it really is trying to be helpful!

So read this: How to Write Code to Solve a Problem, A Beginner's Guide Part 2: Syntax Errors[^] - it should help you next time you get a compilation error!

And spending a little time learning to understand syntax error messages will save you a huge amount of time in future: you waited at least 25 minutes for me to reply, then your email system probably added another 10 minutes or so, plus the time it took you to type up the question once you had found this site and created an account. Chances are that you could have saved a significant chunk of that time if you knew how to read them!

I'm not saying we don't want to help you fix them - sometimes I can't see my own errors because I read what I meant to write - but fixing syntax errors is part of the job, and if you can't do it for yourself people are going to look at you as a bit weird should you get a job in the industry!
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Richard MacCutchan 9-Sep-23 9:50am    
I looked at that and wondered if "FORM" was some sort of property name. Another oops moment.
OriginalGriff 9-Sep-23 10:14am    
It's probably the heat - it's getting pretty warm here today.
Richard MacCutchan 9-Sep-23 10:24am    
Unfortunately it happens on cold days as well. :(

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