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Table names with spaces

Here's how to put spaces in a SQL Server table name.

Most books and other resources say that you can't have spaces in the name of a table. I say you can! Here's a little trick that will allow you to do it.

create table [Data Report] 
-- your code for attribute --

[Data Report] is the name of the table.

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David S. writes: "Spaces satisfy a need for readability. Iwouldneverexpectsomeonetoreadasentencewithoutanyspaces, so it is not a case that I am generally against spaces. However, in the naming of objects, such nomenclature can create inconsistencies in object names and it requires additional characters (brackets) to implement. From an issue of compatibility, when trying to access existing objects, it may be necessary to incorporate spaces in an object name. As a general guideline, I don't think it's a good idea."

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