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SQL Keyword Key - But also column name

Posted on 2012-03-12
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Hi all,

I have a column named Key - but when trying to do this:
declare @userID varchar(15)
@userID = (SELECT Key from inserted)

I get an error as "Key" is a keyword, how do I get the info I want from the column and get around this issue with the keyword. As some further help this is the design of the table:

[Key] varchar(15)


I am really new to SQL so any help would be great.


Dan
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it is keyword.

You can walk around it by wrapping it with []

declare @userID varchar(15)
@userID = (SELECT [Key] from inserted)
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by:Norie
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Dan

You can probably get round this by enclosing in [].

But why not rename the column to avoid any further problems?
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by:EastThames
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SET @userID = (SELECT [Key] from inserted)
gives:Invalid column name 'Key'.

@imnorie I am so new I do not dare touch it just yet :) I dont want to tamper with a external persons DB which I am applying the trigger on.
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then that key doesn't exist on the db or it belongs to a different table.

otherwise, it would have worked
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by:Norie
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Enclosing in [] works for me.
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by:Norie
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By the way, where are you running this code?
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by:jogos
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<< from inserted>>
it will be in a trigger

but <<@imnorie I am so new I do not dare touch it just yet :) I dont want to tamper with a external persons DB which I am applying the trigger on.>>
say's otherwise
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