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Posted By: Sarita Patel     Category: SQL Server     Views: 13726

This article explains QUOTENAME function of sql server with examples.

QUOTENAME is used to add delimiters to make the specified string a valid sql server delimiter identifier. 

Syntax of QUOTENAME Function :

QUOTENAME ( 'character_string' [ , 'quote_character' ] )

character_string is a string to add delimiters.

quote_character is optional. It can be single quote ( ' ) , double quote ( " )  or square brackets ( [or] ). If you don't specify quote_character, it takes square brackets by default.

It returns nvarchar(258) data type.

Examples of QUOTENAME Function :

Example 1 : Use of QUOTENAME function in select clause

* Delimiting string using double quote.

SELECT QUOTENAME('Syntax-Example','"')


Above example returns delimited string with double quote.

* Delimiting string using single quote

SELECT QUOTENAME('Syntax-Example','''')


Above example returns delimited string with single quote.

* Delimiting string using default value square brackets.

SELECT QUOTENAME('Syntax-Example')


Above example returns default delimited string with square brackets.



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