Bug #2281 mysqldump doesn't quote variables with a '-' in their name
Submitted: 5 Jan 2004 4:40 Modified: 14 Jan 2004 2:50
Reporter: Adam Langley Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: mysqldump Command-line Client Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:4.0.16 OS:
Assigned to: Sergei Golubchik CPU Architecture:Any

[5 Jan 2004 4:40] Adam Langley
Variables with a '-' in their name need to be quoted in backticks. mysqldump fails to do this.

How to repeat:
Use mysqldump to dump a table which has variables that have a '-' in their name.

Suggested fix:
Quote the strings correctly.
[5 Jan 2004 7:35] MySQL Verification Team
Please us proper option for this:

 ./client/mysqldump --quote-names bug
-- MySQL dump 9.10
-- Host: localhost    Database: bug
-- ------------------------------------------------------
-- Server version       4.0.18-debug

-- Table structure for table `t1-t2`

CREATE TABLE `t1-t2` (
  `c1-cw` int(11) default NULL,
  `a b` int(11) default NULL,
  `id` int(11) default NULL

-- Dumping data for table `t1-t2`
[5 Jan 2004 15:55] Sergei Golubchik
bug confirmed. But it's a not very critical issue, as there is a simple workaround: --quote-names switch of mysqldump.
[14 Jan 2004 2:50] Sergei Golubchik
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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Additional info:

fixed in 4.1.2