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Reserved words and workarounds...

From: Matt Clark <mclark(at)rushe(dot)aero(dot)org>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Reserved words and workarounds...
Date: 2002-09-12 21:24:43
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I am attempting to convert an existing DB and client code from DB2 and/or Oracle 
to run using PostgreSQL.

One major problem is that there appear to be a number of words that cannot be 
used as column names.

Specifically, the DB creation SQL includes the following:

create table table1 (init-id integer, offset integer);

which barfs at the column-name "offset".  Likewise, any SQL which attempt to
insert a value into "offset" causes a problem.....

Changing the source code of the client program, which generates the SQL, is not 
an option.  Is there a fix or kludge which will allow Postgres to get by this

What other words are restricted from being used as column names?





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