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Re: Table Names

From: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Rob <rob(at)obsidian(dot)co(dot)za>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Table Names
Date: 2002-01-25 11:16:30
Message-ID: 1011957392.5475.15.camel@linda (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-novice
On Fri, 2002-01-25 at 16:08, Rob wrote:
> I have a table name SYS_Keyword, but everytime I try to query it, postgres
> converts it to sys_keyword and then can't find it.  Why does it do this
> and is there any way around it?

A table name is a SQL identifier; all identifiers are case-insensitive
unless they are enclosed in double quotes (").  So long as you are
consistent, there is no problem because all unquoted identifiers are
converted to lower case.

It seems that you must have created the table with quotes around its
name  CREATE TABLE "SYS_Keyword" (...) ; therefore you must always now
refer to it as "SYS_Keyword" in order to be able to find it.

In general it is a good idea not to try to mix case in identifiers; it
only leads to confusion.
Oliver Elphick                                Oliver(dot)Elphick(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk
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      in tongue; but in deed and in truth."          
                                            I John 3:18 

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