From the manual:
An identifier may be quoted or unquoted. If an identifier
is a reserved word or contains special characters, you must
quote it whenever you refer to it.
(Exception: A word that follows a period in a qualified name
must be an identifier, so it is not necessary to quote it,
even if it is a reserved word.) For a list of reserved
words, see Section 9.5, Treatment of Reserved Words in
Special characters are those outside the set of alphanumeric
characters from the current character set, _, and $.
The identifier quote character is the backtick (`):
mysql> SELECT * FROM `select` WHERE `select`.id > 100;
Or could you just use an ALTER TABLE statement to change the
name in your database, and then change the div name in your
In theory, theory and practice are the same;
in practice they are not.
On Mon, 29 May 2006, ManojW wrote:
> To: mysql@stripped
> From: ManojW <manojsw@stripped>
> Subject: Keyword - MySQL 4.1
> Dear All,
> While migrating from MySQL 4.0 to MySQL 4.1, I found
> that the database could not be loaded in 4.1 because MySQL
> 4.1 uses a reserved keyword "div" that was not "reserved"
> in 4.0.
> Is there anyway to get around the issue?
> Thanks in advance.