Handling objects with quoted names
PostgreSQL object names can contain spaces and mixed-case characters if we enclose the table names in double quotes. This can cause some difficulties and security issues, so this recipe is designed to help you if you get stuck with this kind of problem.
Case-sensitivity issues can often be a problem for people more used to working with other database systems, such as MySQL, or for people who are facing the challenge of migrating code away from MySQL.
First, let's create a table that uses a quoted name with mixed cases, such as the following:
CREATE TABLE "MyCust" AS SELECT * FROM cust;
How to do it...
If we try to access these tables without the proper case, we get this error:
postgres=# SELECT count(*) FROM mycust; ERROR: relation "mycust" does not exist LINE 1: SELECT * FROM mycust;
So, we write it in the correct case:
postgres=# SELECT count(*) FROM MyCust...