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Using Reserved Keywords with Microsoft Excel

A feature was added to allow a query from Microsoft Excel and ODBC on tables containing fields identified with c-treeACE SQL reserved keywords. The c-treeACE ODBC Driver now considers a qualified identifier (i.e., a field name preceded by the table name in the form: tablename.fieldname) as a field even if it is a reserved keyword. This is done by automatically wrapping the qualified fieldname in double quotes, which has the effect of making it case-sensitive. Because this behavior only applies to qualified identifiers it can be avoided by specifying only the fieldname without the tablename.

To use this particular feature with Microsoft Excel and the c-treeACE ODBC Driver, a data source should specify the string “DHQQI” in the Options field of the Data Source Configuration window. This option enables the extended processing for only this connection.

c-treeACE SQL ODBC Configuration Window

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