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Error when create an external location using code

noimeta
Contributor II

I'm trying to create an external location from notebook, and I got this kind of error

[PARSE_SYNTAX_ERROR] Syntax error at or near 'LOCATION'(line 1, pos 16)
 
== SQL ==
CREATE EXTERNAL LOCATION IF NOT EXISTS test_location URL 's3://test-bronze/db/test_schema/test_table' WITH (STORAGE CREDENTIAL test-credential)
----------------^^^

I tried with DBR10.4, DBR11.1 and DBR11.2, unfortunately, none of them worked.

However, SHOW EXTERNAL LOCATIONS and DESCRIBE EXTERNAL LOCATION *** work just fine.

Also, I can create an external location from the UI without any problem

Anyone knows how to solve this issue?

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Pat
Honored Contributor III

It seems like error is due to '-' in the storage credential name, you need to use backticks `some-name`:

CREATE EXTERNAL LOCATION IF NOT EXISTS test_location URL 's3://test-bronze/db/test_schema/test_table' WITH (STORAGE CREDENTIAL `test-credential`)

thanks,

Patryk.

noimeta
Contributor II

It works! Thank you so much!!

There's no back tick in the example, so I didn't think about it at all.

Lokeshv
New Contributor II

Hey everyone,

I'm facing an issue with retrieving data from a volume or table that contains a string with a symbol, for example, 'databricks+'. Whenever I try to retrieve this data, I encounter a syntax error. Can anyone help me resolve this issue?

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