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In Database We Trust


In Database We Trust

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Definitely an interesting question.

It makes you think about the difference between a reserved keyword and just a keyword.

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Nice question, thanks.

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Good question!
Thanks!

create database DEFAULT_DATABASE


This runs!

create database DELETE


This DOESN'T run!
You can use reserved words that stand for OPTIONS!
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Interesting question!
Only the SQL Server reserved keywords cannot be used directly as a database name, anything else can - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189822.aspx
You can use [] :-), anyway.

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Definitely an interesting question.

It makes you think about the difference between a reserved keyword and just a keyword.


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Stewart "Arturius" Campbell (2/20/2014)
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Definitely an interesting question.

It makes you think about the difference between a reserved keyword and just a keyword.


+1

Yeah, it definitely made me think it through. Good question.


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On multiple choice questions like this, it would be best if they did not say "(Select 2)", because four of the options will "use up" those two options: either the database is marked as trustworthy or it is not marked as trustworthy, and either the database will be set to read only or the database will not be set to read only. That means that the other two options must be false.

Aside from that minor suggestion, I do like this question, because it makes you think about which keywords are reserved and which are not (even though it's not a good idea to use a keyword for a database name), and it's interesting that a setting that is changed by ALTER DATABASE is not actually stored in the database.
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stephen.long 56048 (2/20/2014)
On multiple choice questions like this, it would be best if they did not say "(Select 2)", because four of the options will "use up" those two options: either the database is marked as trustworthy or it is not marked as trustworthy, and either the database will be set to read only or the database will not be set to read only. That means that the other two options must be false.

Aside from that minor suggestion, I do like this question, because it makes you think about which keywords are reserved and which are not (even though it's not a good idea to use a keyword for a database name), and it's interesting that a setting that is changed by ALTER DATABASE is not actually stored in the database.


Oh man, that's true. I still learned something though.
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Stephen, I'll consider that for my next question!

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