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Use of brackets around data names


Use of brackets around data names

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Howard C. BAchtel-438731
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We recently upgraded to SQL Server 2012 and the Query Analyzer defaults to putting all data names inside brackets. Is there a way to change a "setting" so the brackets are not added by default?

Thanks in advance
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Howard I have 2012, but I'm not sure where, specifically, you are talking about where the objects get bracketed by the quotename() function;

do you mean when you script an object? I did not see a scripting option for that feature when i peeked there.

i don't see intellisense doing anything like that, so i'm not sure where you are seeing this behavior?

Lowell

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Howard C. BAchtel-438731 (6/4/2013)
We recently upgraded to SQL Server 2012 and the Query Analyzer defaults to putting all data names inside brackets. Is there a way to change a "setting" so the brackets are not added by default?

Thanks in advance


If this is occurring when you generate scrips, it's been that way since I can remember (6.5 in my case).

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Sorry,
I should have been more specific in description. The question relates to building queries in SQLMS. A brief sample of a query would be:
Select
[DateInactive],
[Inactive]

The brackets around the fields I believe are meant to be able to handle data names with spaces. I prefer to not have any names without spaces and the brackets are inconvenient at best for my uses. I would like to adjust a "setting" that would not produce the brackets when dragging the data name from the table definition.

Thanks.
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I don't like it either, but can't see any way of turning it off.

I know it's a bit OTT, but I've actually written a program to automate certain 'tweaks' to T-SQL code in line with my own coding preferences - and the removal of redundant [] characters is one of those tweaks, as I got tired/bored of continually doing find/replace.


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