You receive an "Unable to find operator in query string" error message when you use the ORDER BY parameter in a custom SQL query in FrontPage 2003

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the ORDER BY parameter in a custom SQL query in the Database Results Wizard in Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, you receive the following error message:
Unable to find operator in query string. Query string currently is SELECT * FROM Employees ORDER BY ::SortField::

RESOLUTION

This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Office 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.

Service pack information

This problem is corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Hotfix information

How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the FrontPage 2003 post-Service Pack 1 Hotfix Package that was released on October 4, 2004. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
886758 Description of the FrontPage 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 4, 2004

Note This hotfix resolves the specific issue of using the ORDER BY parameter in a custom SQL query. FrontPage 2003 will not support other parameters even after the installation of this hotfix.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

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Article ID: 871267 - Last Review: October 8, 2007 - Revision: 4.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
Keywords: 
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