Reserved Keywords in MS Query

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SUMMARY

The following keywords are reserved for use in Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) function calls. When you use these keywords to name a table or database you may receive unexpected results or cause Microsoft Query to generate the following error message:
Syntax Error in From Clause
Using these Keywords as field names may also produce unexpected results. Their use as field names is not supported. In addition to the keywords listed below, the individual ODBC drivers might include additional keywords. Check your driver documentation for complete listings of reserved words.

Keywords

ABSOLUTE
ADA
ADD
ALL
ALLOCATE
ALTER
AND
ANY
ARE
AS
ASC
ASSERTION
AT
AUTHORIZATION
AVG
BEGIN
BETWEEN
BIT
BIT_LENGTH
BY
CASCADE
CASCADED
CASE
CAST
CATALOG
CHAR
CHAR_LENGTH
CHARACTER
CHARACTER_LENGTH
CHECK
CLOSE
COALESCE
COBOL
COLLATE
COLLATION
COLUMN
COMMIT
CONNECT
CONNECTION
CONSTRAINT
CONSTRAINTS
CONTINUE
CONVERT
CORRESPONDING
COUNT
CREATE
CURRENT
CURRENT_DATE
CURRENT-TIME
CURRENT_TIMESTAMP
CURSOR
DATABASE
DATE
DAY
DEALLOCATE
DEC
DECIMAL
DECLARE
DEFERRABLE
DEFERRED
DELETE
DESC
DESCRIBE
DESCRIPTOR
DIAGNOSTICS
DICTIONARY
DISCONNECT
DISPLACEMENT
DISTINCT
DOMAIN
DOUBLE
DROP
ELSE
END
END-EXEC
ESCAPE
EXCEPT
EXCEPTION
EXEC
EXECUTE
EXISTS
EXTERNAL
EXTRACT
FALSE
FETCH
FIRST
FLOAT
FOR
FOREIGN
FORTRAN
FOUND
FROM
FULL
GENERAL
GET
GLOBAL
GO
GOTO
GRANT
GROUP
HAVING
HOUR
IDENTITY
IGNORE
IMMEDIATE
IN
INCLUDE
INDEX
INDICATOR
INITIALLY
INNER
INPUT
INSENSITIVE
INSERT
INTEGER
INTERSECT
INTERVAL
INTO
IS
ISOLATION
JOIN
KEY
LANGUAGE
LAST
LEFT
LEVEL
LIKE
LOCAL
LOWER
MATCH
MAX
MIN
MINUTE
MODULE
MONTH
MUMPS
NAMES
NATIONAL
NCHAR
NEXT
NONE
NOT
NULL
NULLIF
NUMERIC
OCTET_LENGTH
OF
OFF
ON
ONLY
OPEN
OIPTION
OR
ORDER
OUTER
OUTPUT
OVERLAPS
PARTIAL
PASCAL
PLI
POSITION
PRECISION
PREPARE
PRESERVE
PRIMARY
PRIOR
PRIVILEGES
PROCEDURE
PUBLIC
RESTRICT
REVOKE
RIGHT
ROLLBACK
ROWS
SCHEMA
SCROLL
SECOND
SECTION
SELECT
SEQUENCE
SET
SIZE
SMALLINT
SOME
SQL
SQLCA
SQLCODE
SQLERROR
SQLSTATE
SQLWARNING
SUBSTRING
SUM
SYSTEM
TABLE
TEMPORARY
THEN
TIME
TIMESTAMP
TIMEZONE_HOUR
TIMEZONE_MINUTE
TO
TRANSACTION
TRANSLATE
TRANSLATION
TRUE
UNION
UNIQUE
UNKNOWN
UPDATE
UPPER
USAGE
USER
USING
VALUE
VALUES
VARCHAR
VARYING
VIEW
WHEN
WHENEVER
WHERE
WITH
WORK
YEAR

REFERENCES

Microsoft 2.0 ODBC Programmer's Reference

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Article ID: 125948 - Last Review: August 15, 2005 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Query 2000
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