I figured you'd tried that - but had to ask . All my MySQL embedded SQL is with the Mertech driver & I've had no issues with doing inserts or deletes - though I did have to remove the spaces as described above.

I wish there were a way of seeing exactly what the driver is sending to the DB. When I list processes in MySQL I don't ever see the entire query sent. There may well be another tool out there I don't know about though.