ORA-00971

ORA-00971 missing SET keyword

What causes an ORA-00971 error?

The keyword SET in an UPDATE statement is missing, misspelled, or misplaced.

How Xynomix can help

Check syntax and spelling, and use the keyword SET after the name of the table to be updated.

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