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  1. #1
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    Angry Unanswered: Unable to modify table ODBC error Incorrect syntax near

    Hi,
    I'm using MSSQL 2000.
    I cannot drop a column wit MSSQL Enterprise Manager in a specific database.
    This error occurs both to customer's server and to a backup I have installed in my laptop.
    This error doesn't occur to the same database that I have installed to other 2 customers.
    This error occurs to all datatables, but doesnot occur to Northwind database of the customer server. Therefore it has to do with the database.

    The exact error is:
    'TableName' table
    - Unable to modify table.
    ODBC error: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Line 2: Incorrect syntax near 'FieldName'.


    Any ideas???

    Best Regards,
    Manolis

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    With kind regards . . . . . SQL Server 2000/2005/2012
    Wim

    Grabel's Law: 2 is not equal to 3 -- not even for very large values of 2.
    Pat Phelan's Law: 2 very definitely CAN equal 3 -- in at least two programming languages

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    My guess would be that the compatibility level conflicts with the actual value of the metaname FieldName, but without access to the underlying settings and schema that's only a guess.

    -PatP
    In theory, theory and practice are identical. In practice, theory and practice are unrelated.

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