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Re: InstantDB: Problem with DatabaseMetaData.getTables and hyphenated db names

Tom, thanks for trying to help, but what you're describing has absolutely
nothing to do with my problem.  I have no problem with quotes/apostrophes.
My problem is with the hyphen, or dash character:  " - ".  If my database
property file is named "checksums-ora.prp" I get errors when executing the
DatabaseMetaData.getTables method.  It seems that the sql parser gets
confused when it encounters a dash in the db name.  If I remove the hyphen
from the database name, so that it is "checksumsora.prp" theree are no
errors when calling the DatabaseMetaData.getTables method.

Once again: no problems with quotes or apostrophes!  My problem is with

Bill Graham

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Ngo" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: InstantDB: Problem with DatabaseMetaData.getTables and
hyphenated db names

> Well, the problem is that if you insert 'tim's' into the database, it
thinks you
> only want to insert 'tim' but have the left over s' that is giving the
> and exception is thrown by instantDB.  So you shlould replace it with some
> characters that it takes, i like using double quotes so it inserts
'tim"s'.  Not
> sure if it is in the doc, but that is just how it works.

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