Is name a reserved word in MySQL?


No, name is not a reserved word in MySQL, you can use without backtick symbol. If you are working on a reserved word then use backtick symbol. Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table name
   (
   name varchar(10)
   );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.78 sec)

Now you can insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into name values('John');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)
mysql> insert into name values('Carol');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from name;

Output

+-------+
| name  |
+-------+
| John  |
| Carol |
+-------+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

If you have a reserved word then you need to use backtick symbol. Let us now create a table with table name as reserved word “select” −

mysql> create table `select`
   (
   `select` int
   );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.70 sec)

Above we have used a backtick symbol, since we are considering the table name as reserved word. Now you can insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into `select` values(1);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.16 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select `select` from `select`;

Output

+--------+
| select |
+--------+
| 1      |
+--------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 13-Jun-2019 11:36:55
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