Maintain case of SQL table name when creating SQL datasets

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Marlan
Marlan Neuron 2020, Neuron, Registered, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Finalist, Neuron 2021, Neuron 2022, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Participant, Neuron 2023 Posts: 317 Neuron

Currently, when a SQL dataset is created, the name of the associated SQL table is set to PROJECTKEY_tablename regardless of the case of the SQL dataset name.

It would be great if either the case of the dataset name was maintained in the SQL table name (so dataset ABC would result in a SQL table name of PROJECTKEY_ABC rather than PROJECTKEY_abc) or there was a project or instance option to force SQL table names to be all of one case (upper or lower case).

In some databases, this mixed case table name means that references to tables must be surrounded by double quotes. For example, one must write SELECT * FROM "PROJECTKEY_datasetname". We'd much prefer to be able to write SELECT * FROM PROJECTKEY_DATASETNAME. This becomes an issue when referencing SQL tables in SQL recipes and outside of DSS.

Additionally, the same case names just look better.

Currently most of the users in our company go into dataset settings after a dataset is created to change the table name to all upper case. We'd love to not have to do this.

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  • AshleyW
    AshleyW Dataiker, Alpha Tester, Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Registered, Product Ideas Manager Posts: 161 Dataiker
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    Hi @Marlan
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    Thanks for the suggestion; this idea has been added to the backlog alongside similar requests about being able to specify the default case of table names.

    Ashley

  • Marlan
    Marlan Neuron 2020, Neuron, Registered, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Finalist, Neuron 2021, Neuron 2022, Dataiku Frontrunner Awards 2021 Participant, Neuron 2023 Posts: 317 Neuron
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    That's great @AshleyW
    , thank you!

    Marlan

  • NN
    NN Neuron, Registered, Neuron 2022, Neuron 2023 Posts: 145 Neuron
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    Hope The solution would work for Snowflake as well..

  • importthepandas
    importthepandas Dataiku DSS Core Designer, Dataiku DSS & SQL, Dataiku DSS Core Concepts, Neuron, Dataiku DSS Adv Designer, Registered, Neuron 2023 Posts: 115 Neuron
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    bumping this as it is particularly annoying in snowflake, and seems DSS auto caps Snowflake instead of maintaining case

  • johntarr
    johntarr Registered Posts: 7 ✭✭✭✭
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    Bumping this idea. This is a real pain point and applies to column names as well. When our report writers pull their data into a viz tool, they have to rename everything so it isn’t screaming at end users.

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