[dba-VB] Weird table name restriction

Robert L. Stewart robert at webedb.com
Fri Nov 30 14:22:16 CST 2007


Use [] around the name and you can use special characters.


At 01:13 PM 11/30/2007, you wrote:
>Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:04:15 -0500
>From: "jwcolby" <jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com>
>Subject: [dba-VB] Weird table name restriction
>To: <dba-sqlserver at databaseadvisors.com>,
>         <dba-vb at databaseadvisors.com>
>Message-ID: <002501c83383$cde18360$647aa8c0 at M90>
>Content-Type: text/plain;       charset="US-ASCII"
>I just discovered that SQL Server (or VB.Net) does not like dashes in table
>If I use a table name "ZIP4-AA_X", the BulkCopy.WriteToServer throws an
>error "can't access destination table" but if I remove the dash "ZIP4AA_X"
>it works just fine.
>The problem is that I take the name of the datafile, strip off the extension
>and use that as my table name.  Thus I now have to start doing edits of the
>file name before I can use it as a field name.
>The hoops we have to jump through...
>John W. Colby
>Colby Consulting

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