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Re: BUG #1364: using field names or table names with blanks

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Pit Mueller" <fmi-soft(at)gmx(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #1364: using field names or table names with blanks
Date: 2004-12-30 00:20:05
Message-ID: 19451.1104366005@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Pit Mueller" <fmi-soft(at)gmx(dot)de> writes:
> MS SQL Server uses a quite elegant method for using field names and table
> names:

> select [field] from [table] 
> f.ex. select [my field] from [the big table]

One man's "elegant" is another's "ugly and nonstandard".

> PostgreSQL 8.0 should support this notation too.

Not likely.  Use double quotes like the SQL standard tells you to:

	select "my field" from "the big table"

One would hope that SQL Server takes this too, since they claim some
amount of spec compliance.

			regards, tom lane

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