Upon execution of the query
SELECT * FROM PUBLIC.DESC
the following error was returned
"(pos: 78 '...from PUBLIC.^DESC')"
The error indicates that the syntax error begins at the location of the '^' symbol. In this case, the table name "DESC" is a reserved word in most database systems, thus it is not allowed as a user defined table name. Renaming the table to a non-reserved word should avoid this error.