Java / MySQL Issue

Syntax error, I can’t seem to find it. I’m new to databases.


com.mysql.jdbc.exceptions.jdbc4.MySQLSyntaxErrorException: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'database ( ID INTEGER NOT NULL, QUESTION varchar(100) NOT NULL, ANSWER varchar(5' at line 1


public void createTable(Connection conn) {
    try {
        String createString = "CREATE TABLE " + this.tableName + " ( "
                + "ID INTEGER NOT NULL, "
                + "QUESTION varchar(100) NOT NULL, "
                + "ANSWER varchar(500) NOT NULL, " + "PRIMARY KEY (ID))";

        this.sendUpdate(conn, createString); //This part definitely works as intended
        System.out.println("Created a table called " + this.tableName);
    } catch (SQLException e) {
        System.out.println("ERROR: Could not create the table");

Source: syntax

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