17.10 - Valid Characters in Object Names - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Configuration
Publication ID
B035-1102-171K
Language
English (United States)

The names of databases, tables, other objects or workload names specified in the CHECK command can consist of the following inclusive characters:

  • Lowercase alphabet (a … z)
  • Uppercase alphabet (A … Z)
  • Digits (0 … 9)
  • The following special characters.
    Special characters … Include …
    Parentheses, braces, and brackets
    • ( ) (parentheses)
    • { } (curly braces)
    • [ ] (square brackets)
    • < > (angle brackets)
    Punctuation marks
    • ` (grave accent)
    • ! (exclamation point)
    • ; (semicolon)
    • : (colon)
    • ' (apostrophe)
    • ? (question mark)
    • . (period)
    • , (comma)
    Other
    • | (vertical line)
    • ~ (tilde)
    • @ (at sign)
    • $ (dollar sign)
    • = (equals sign)
    • % (percent sign)
    • + (plus)
    • # (number sign)
    • ^ (circumflex accent or caret)
    • & (ampersand)
    • * (asterisk)
    • - (hyphen-minus)
    • _ (low line or underscore)
    • / (forward slash)
    • \ (backward slash)

Workload names can only include the following: letters, numbers, underscores, hyphens-minuses, and spaces.

You must specify any name containing one or more special characters or blank spaces within apostrophes or double quotation marks, except for the following:

  • ? (question mark)
  • % (percent sign)
  • $ (dollar sign)
  • _ (low line or underscore)
  • [ ](square brackets)
  • # (number sign)
A name cannot begin with a digit (09).

For more information on creating names, see SQL Fundamentals.

Examples of Database and Table Names

The following examples show valid database or table names:

  • Table1
  • MYTABLE10
  • $$MyAccount
  • #Your_Account_$100
  • %mydatabase?
  • %
  • ???

The following examples show irregular but acceptable names:

  • '123'
  • "First&Second table"
  • 'my db1'

The following examples show unacceptable and non-valid names:

  • 123
  • First&Second table
  • my db1