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    funny table names

    Hi DBA's

    I need to select from tables but the tables names are funny like


    select count(*) from /BDL/BADHOST
    ERROR at line 1:
    ORA-00903: invalid table name

    tablenames are like
    /BDL/BADHOST

    how do i select from this table /BDL/BADHOST

    regards
    Hrishy

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    Surround the name in double-quotes, then shoot the person who created them like that.
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    Originally posted by slimdave
    Surround the name in double-quotes, then shoot the person who created them like that.
    Would that be a DBA? Are you really advocating shooting a DBA?
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    At least he didn't name the tables
    (" ", "  ", "   ", "    ", "     ")! :D
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    Originally posted by gandolf989
    Would that be a DBA? Are you really advocating shooting a DBA?
    Oh yeah, I'm very fair like that. DBA's, developers, analysts, users. whatever.
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    Originally posted by slimdave
    Oh yeah, I'm very fair like that. DBA's, developers, analysts, users. whatever.
    Well as long as you are an equal opportunity basher.
    Just don't forget the BA's!
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    Originally posted by slimdave
    Surround the name in double-quotes, then shoot the person who created them like that.
    Agreed. Also note you can create a table with just a number of spaces for its name, almost a hidden table. why on earth you'd want to, I don't know. One for the academics.

    Bazza

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