Re: What character are valid in the name of a table?

From: Phil Herring <>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 15:29:45 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 22, 12:30 am, Mark D Powell <> wrote:

> You will also create a nightmare for maintenance.  I strongly suggest
> sticking to the use of A - Z, 0 - 9, and underscore to all database
> object names.  [&c.]

Sure. And Oracle recommend sticking to ASCII. And I get pretty annoyed with people who use mixed case where it isn't appropriate. I've even inherited code (I think it originated in a SQL Server system) that had spaces in table and column names. Irritating.

However, if the question is "What characters are valid?", the answer is still: "anything you can type with the keyboard in front of you".

  • Phil
Received on Mon Sep 21 2009 - 17:29:45 CDT

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