Irregular Galaxy

Irregular Identifiers – Be Aware of Surprises

Surprises exist in SQL Server. There are “gotchas” to be aware of. One thing that can trip up your code is how tables, indexes, and other objects are named. They’re called identifiers. If you step outside the bound of a regular identifier then you must be careful how it is referenced.

For example adding a datetimestamp suffix to a table – let’s see how this can cause trouble.

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