[dba-VB] Reserved words

Mark Rider ridermark at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 14:06:39 CST 2007

I have used brackets or/and a prefix to get around this issue.  I deal with
stocks and to have a table named ASK is not possible, but tblASK or [ASK]
works.  I prefer the tbl prefix since it is easy to prepend it to the
proposed name.

On Nov 30, 2007 1:43 PM, jwcolby <jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com> wrote:

> Does anyone know if the reserved words in SQL Server (can't be used in
> table
> names etc) are in a table anywhere (in sql server)?  I have code that
> builds
> tables and it really needs to check the proposed table name to make sure
> that the name isn't a reserved word, and that it does not have special
> characters.  I have had TWO times now where I was hunting down errors
> caused
> by issues with what is valid in a table name.
> I could build a table of reserved words but if any new ones are added my
> list would be short.
> John W. Colby
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