Bug #1725 foreign key field having a blank character
Submitted: 31 Oct 2003 6:28 Modified: 29 Jan 2004 8:27
Reporter: [ name withheld ] Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: InnoDB storage engine Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:4.0.16 OS:Linux (Linux)
Assigned to: Heikki Tuuri CPU Architecture:Any

[31 Oct 2003 6:28] [ name withheld ]
Trying to add a foreign key where the field name in the foreign table contains a blank character, even when enclosing the field name with backquotes, produces an error 1005.


Marc Delisle

How to repeat:
ALTER TABLE persons ADD FOREIGN KEY (`town_code`) REFERENCES `towns`(`town code`)
[31 Oct 2003 10:51] Dean Ellis
Behaviour verified using current 4.0.17 BitKeeper sources.

Thank you
[29 Jan 2004 8:27] Michael Widenius
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has been committed to our
source repository of that product and will be incorporated into the
next release.

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Fix will be in 4.0.18 and 4.1.2