Resolve ORA-00928 Error Message in Oracle

Learn the reason and how to get to the bottom of the ORA-00928 error message in Oracle.

Description

When you stumble upon an ORA-00928 error, the following error message will appear:

ORA-00928: missing SELECT keyword

Cause

You tried to create an Oracle VIEW, but neglected the SELECT keyword.

Resolution

The option(s) to resolve this Oracle error are:

Option #1

Correct the CREATE VIEW declaration and re-execute it.

For example, if you had tried to create a view as follows:

CREATE VIEW sup_orders AS
  suppliers.supplier_id, orders.quantity, orders.price
  FROM suppliers
  INNER JOIN orders
  ON suppliers.supplier_id = orders.supplier_id
  WHERE suppliers.supplier_name = 'IBM';

You would receive the following error message:

You could correct the CREATE VIEW announcement by along with the SELECT key-word as follows:

CREATE VIEW sup_orders AS
  SELECT suppliers.supplier_id, orders.quantity, orders.price
  FROM suppliers
  INNER JOIN orders
  ON suppliers.supplier_id = orders.supplier_id
  WHERE suppliers.supplier_name = 'IBM';