Subject Re: [ib-support] should I have been able to do this
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi David,

> I was creating a new database with ib_console when I
> typed in create generator gen_id; Should this have
> given some kind of error message? It created a
> generator named gen_id, which is unusable. I am
> working with InterBase What are your thoughts
> on this.

IBConsole will create it as "gen_id" (double quotes). This
allows (?) you to use keywords and make identifiers case-
sensitive. Personally, I find this _really_ annoying.

You can use it via gen_id("gen_id", x)

If you was using InterBase Workbench, you would have
received a warning that you were attempting to create an
object with the name of an existing keyword - you would
have the option to change it.

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird

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