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I have a db name satu-My-2030, when I try with T-sql

Use satu-My-2030 - It wont works Instead I must using

Use [satu-My-2030] It works, but how do I avoid from using []??
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Is there any reason you have to avoid using []?
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You may need to read this about database identifiers:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175874.aspx
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Specifically this line is pertinent to you:

When identifiers are used in Transact-SQL statements, the identifiers that do not comply with these rules must be delimited by double quotation marks or brackets.

A hypen does not comply with the rules so you must delimit them.
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Brackets are required if your table name, database name, linked server name ,  column names: or any object name in sql server

1 Contain special character or arithmetic operator in database name , linked servername or server name .
2 contain a space: SELECT [column name] FROM table;
3 contain a bracket: SELECT [wt[f], or SELECT [wt]]f]
4 contain a non-alphanumeric symbol like ^ or ! (yes, they can contain those symbols!)
  are reserved keywords like KEY, STATE, RULE, ...

These all are rules of sql server.
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Use [satu-My-2030] It works, but how do I avoid from using []?

In short, rename it so that the name follows the rules. For example, you might rename it to satuMy2030.

That will help avoid needing brackets.

Tom
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