Bug #1148 mysqldump get error with table name equal reserved keywords
Submitted: 27 Aug 2003 4:43 Modified: 2 Sep 2003 9:26
Reporter: Vasily Shabanov Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: mysqldump Command-line Client Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:3.23.55 OS:Linux (Linux (All OS))
Assigned to: Sergei Golubchik CPU Architecture:Any

[27 Aug 2003 4:43] Vasily Shabanov
If table has name equal reserved words (like a "check") mysqldump get error «/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqldump: Can't get info about table: 'check'
error: You have an error in your SQL syntax.  Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'check' at line 1» and finished.

How to repeat:

Suggested fix:
In mysqldump change line     
689: sprintf(insert_pat,"show fields from %s",table_name);
689: sprintf(insert_pat,"show fields from `%s`",table_name);
[27 Aug 2003 4:50] Vasily Shabanov
Change lines 681, 701, 704, 729, 759, 763, 766, 788, 811
[27 Aug 2003 5:15] Sergei Golubchik
your simple fix won't work, because for --quote-names table_name will contain quotes already, the fix is a little bit more complex (but, yes, just a little bit)
[2 Sep 2003 9:26] Sergei Golubchik
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fixed in 3.23.59 and 4.0.16
[20 Nov 2003 10:16] Steve Mershon
There is a related problem that appears not to have been fixed in the 4.0.16 release of mysqldump.  My database has some field names that are two words with a space in between.  mysqldump produces lines such as the following, which cause syntax errors when I attempt to load the data, because there are no backquotes around the two-word field name 'Last Updated`:

  Last Updated timestamp(14) NOT NULL,