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Table Copy-- Invalid Object Name

Posted on 2006-06-12
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I have made back up tables before using:

Select * into Table2 from Table

But now I get an error message

Server: Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Invalid object name 'table2'.

Any ideas what the problem is?
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Question by:rghunt
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by:Vadim Rapp
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"table" is reserved word, so "from table" wouldn't work. But the error message would be "invalid syntax". Is the statement exactly as you posted? what version of sql server?
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HuyBD earned 500 total points
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You change to

Select * into Table2 from [Table]
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by:Yurich
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I think we'll need more details on what you're trying to do, but as a sarter, try to use database name as probably it's not dbo, in which case it will not be picked by default:

Select * somedbo.Table2

next one, try to check your sysobject table:

select * from sysobject where name = 'table2'

or, if you're unsure about the syntax, try this:

select * from sysobject where name liek '%table%'

it will return all objects in your databse that have table in their names

Try this, and then we'll see what can be done.
Regards,
Yurich
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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Hi rghunt,

I think you should use the ownername.tablename here..

Aneesh R!
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by:Julianva
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run sp_tables to see if that table exists.

or like Aneesh said you need to used the fully qualified table name.



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