I just had an SSRS developer ask me to put [ ] around a parameter eg [@ParameterName] in every WHERE clause in my stored procedure. I am curious to know why. The name is probably the same as a column in one of the tables but it really is something generic that is found in a lot of other sp's. So I am not sure why.
Part of it is because brackets are often used in SSRS than in SSMS. It is the default used by the Wizards - see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/dd220516.aspx as examples of what the wizards do.
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