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Re: Column Name = column does not exist

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: brian stapel <brians_224(at)hotmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Column Name = column does not exist
Date: 2007-01-09 17:09:00
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On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 16:38:57 -0600,
  brian stapel <brians_224(at)hotmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Thanks for your time.
> I'm in the process of trying to incorporate three Human Resource systems into one.  Each of the three systems had a different author and no standards were followed - consequently the table design leaves a bit to be desired.  One of the most critical tables has a field named:Last_Name (case specific).  When I execute 'Select Last_Name from employee' the statement fails with the following message: column "last_name" does not exist.  If I wrap the field name in quotes "Last_Name" for example, the query works as expected.
> Is this typical behavior?

Yes. In postgres, unquoted column and table names are converted to lower case.

In general, the advice is to either never quote names or always quote them.

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