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From John English ...@brighton.ac.uk>
Subject Problem upgrading to 10.5.3: column named "xml"
Date Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:55:48 GMT
I am trying to upgrade an old app (v8 or 9) to 10.5.3 but have run up
against a serious problem. The DB contains several tables with columns
called XML, which is now a reserved word in v10.x. These cause SQL
exceptions when the app tries to access them.

The older version of Derby that the app currently uses doesn't support
column renaming, so I can't change the existing tables in situ, and as
it's a live system I can't afford to just recreate the tables.

I've tried surrounding the name XML in double quotes ("xml") but that
doesn't work.

Is there perhaps a version of Derby that I can download that supports
column renaming but doesn't have XML as a reserved word? Or is there
another solution that I've missed?


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