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Mans010 Frequent Visitor
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Select columnsnames with "." in the name

Hi all,


I have a problem as I want to collect only a few columns from a table. But the column name in the database have a "." in it, which gives an error: extraneous input '.0' for example. In the column alrmbitsfeeddrive.0.


Here my query, how can I make it so power bi sees it as a column name. 


= Odbc.Query("dsn=" & ConnectionName & "", "
SELECT timestamp,


FROM " & TableName & "
WHERE serial_number = XXXX
ORDER BY timestamp ASC


Hope you can help me



Stachu Super Contributor
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Re: Select columnsnames with "." in the name

Depending  on the version of the SQL you are running, wrapping the column names in [ ] , ' '  or `` may work

You could also connect to the database and create this query with the UI and query folding (if your source is supported)

and the SQL will be generated as the Native Query

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Mans010 Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: Select columnsnames with "." in the name

Thanks for your help, but I have used [] and '' and "". All give the same error.

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