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The database system uses a number of words as keywords, for example as syntax elements in SQL statements or as command names.

There are reserved and non-reserved keywords.

  • You can use reserved keywords in special identifiers for database objects, but not in simple identifiers.

    Example: SELECT

  • You can use non-reserved keywords in any identifiers for database objects.

    Example: COMMIT

We recommend though that you use neither non-reserved nor reserved keywords in identifiers for database objects.

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SQL Reference Manual, Keyword (key_word)

Loader, Loader Keywords: Overview