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SQL querey from C# to Pervasive fails in two word column name

SQL querey from C# to Pervasive fails in two word column name

SQL querey from C# to Pervasive fails in two word column name

(OP)
I am using Visual C# to access a Pervasive v8.6 database via ODBC interface. I can't find the right syntax to Select a column whose name is two words (white space in middle). If the column name is only one word, I'm fine.

Table is: Appointment
One column name is: Appt Date
One column name is: Length


This C# code works when I put it in my data reader
string queryString = "Select Length FROM Appointment";

But if I do this,
string queryString = "Select Appt Date FROM Appointment";
I get a syntax errors. I've tried all kinds of combinations, just not the right one, including:

string queryString = "Select" + "Appt Date" + "FROM Appointment";
string queryString = "Select" ApptDate AS [Appt Date] FROM Appointment";
string queryString = "Select" [Appt Date] = ApptDate FROM Appointment";

I can't change the column names without crashing the program I am trying to access.

If I go into the pervasive control center and enter this command, it works ok:
SELECT "Appt Date" FROM "Appointment"
If I browse the database with visual studio, I can see the data as well.


thanks for your help!
david

RE: SQL querey from C# to Pervasive fails in two word column name

You need to surround the field name with double quotes in C# too.  
For example:

CODE

string queryString = "SELECT \"Appt Date\" FROM Appointment"

Mirtheil
Certified Pervasive Developer
Certified Pervasive Technician
http://www.mirtheil.com

RE: SQL querey from C# to Pervasive fails in two word column name

(OP)
Thanks, your rock!

I used the following string which works well.  As you point out, the \ prior to the quote is an escape character that tells C# to use the " literally instead of a delimeter for a string.  I added \r\n which gave me a new line.

"SELECT     \"Appt Date\", \"Appt Time\", \"Home Phone\"\r\nFROM         Appointment"

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