List of reserved words in Access 2000

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SUMMARY

This article lists words and symbols that you should not use in field, object, and variable names because they are "reserved words." Reserved words have a specific meaning to Microsoft Access or to the Microsoft Jet database engine. If you use a reserved word or symbol, you may receive an error such as the following:
The wizard was unable to preview your report, possibly because a table needed by your report is exclusively locked.
For existing objects with names that contain reserved words, you can avoid errors by surrounding the object name with brackets ([ ]).

MORE INFORMATION

Because it is not practical to provide a list of all reserved words, such as built-in function names or Microsoft Access user-defined names, please check your product documentation for additional reserved words. Note that if you set a reference to a type library, an object library, or an ActiveX control, that library's reserved words are also reserved words in your database. For example, if you add an ActiveX control to a form, a reference is set, and the names of the objects, methods, and properties of that control become reserved words in your database.

-A
    ADD
    ALL
    Alphanumeric
    ALTER
    AND
    ANY
    Application
    AS
    ASC
    Assistant
    AUTOINCREMENT
    Avg
-B
    BETWEEN
    BINARY
    BIT
    BOOLEAN
    BY
    BYTE
-C
    CHAR, CHARACTER
    COLUMN
    CompactDatabase
    CONSTRAINT
    Container
    Count
    COUNTER
    CREATE
    CreateDatabase
    CreateField
    CreateGroup
    CreateIndex
    CreateObject
    CreateProperty
    CreateRelation
    CreateTableDef
    CreateUser
    CreateWorkspace
    CURRENCY
    CurrentUser
-D
    DATABASE
    DATE
    DATETIME
    DELETE
    DESC
    Description
    DISALLOW
    DISTINCT
    DISTINCTROW
    Document
    DOUBLE
    DROP
-E
    Echo
    Else
    End
    Eqv
    Error
    EXISTS
    Exit
-F
    FALSE
    Field, Fields
    FillCache
    FLOAT, FLOAT4, FLOAT8
    FOREIGN
    Form, Forms
    FROM
    Full
    FUNCTION
-G
    GENERAL
    GetObject
    GetOption
    GotoPage
    GROUP
    GROUP BY
    GUID
-H
    HAVING
-I
    Idle
    IEEEDOUBLE, IEEESINGLE
    If
    IGNORE
    Imp
    IN
    INDEX
    Index, Indexes
    INNER
    INSERT
    InsertText
    INT, INTEGER, INTEGER1, INTEGER2, INTEGER4
    INTO
    IS
-J
    JOIN
-K
    KEY
-L
    LastModified
    LEFT
    Level
    Like
    LOGICAL, LOGICAL1
    LONG, LONGBINARY, LONGTEXT
				
-M
    Macro
    Match
    Max, Min, Mod
    MEMO
    Module
    MONEY
    Move
-N
    NAME
    NewPassword
    NO
    Not
    NULL
    NUMBER, NUMERIC
-O
    Object
    OLEOBJECT
    OFF
    ON
    OpenRecordset
    OPTION
    OR
    ORDER
    Orientation
    Outer
    OWNERACCESS

-P
    Parameter
    PARAMETERS
    Partial
    PERCENT
    PIVOT
    PRIMARY
    PROCEDURE
    Property
-Q
    Queries
    Query
    Quit
-R
    REAL
    Recalc
    Recordset
    REFERENCES
    Refresh
    RefreshLink
    RegisterDatabase
    Relation
    Repaint
    RepairDatabase
    Report
    Reports
    Requery
    RIGHT
-S
    SCREEN
    SECTION
    SELECT)
    SET
    SetFocus
    SetOption
    SHORT
    SINGLE
    SMALLINT
    SOME
    SQL
    StDev, StDevP
    STRING
    Sum
-T
    TABLE
    TableDef, TableDefs
    TableID
    TEXT
    TIME, TIMESTAMP
    TOP
    TRANSFORM
    TRUE
    Type
-U
    UNION
    UNIQUE
    UPDATE
    User
-V
    VALUE
    VALUES
    Var, VarP
    VARBINARY, VARCHAR
-W
    WHERE
    WITH
    Workspace
-X
    Xor
-Y
    Year
    YES
    YESNO
				


The following symbols must not be used as part of a field name or as part of an object name:
   .
   / 
   *
   :
   !
   #
   &
   -
   ?
   ; 
   " 
   ' 
   $
				

REFERENCES

For more information about reserved words, search the Help Index for "reserved words."

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Article ID: 209187 - Last Review: October 19, 2004 - Revision: 7.0
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  • Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition
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