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Planning << Reserved Words >> Data Types
Before getting to far into planning, there is a number of words that you cannot use for your table and column names. MySQL uses some specific words for command processing, so using them in your own coding may confuse things a bit.

ADD ALL ALTER
ANALYZE AND AS
ASC ASENSITIVE AUTO_INCREMENT
BDB BEFORE BERKELEYDB
BETWEEN BIGINT BINARY
BLOB BOTH BY
CALL CASCADE CASE
CHANGE CHAR CHARACTER
CHECK COLLATE COLUMN
COLUMNS CONDITION CONNECTION
CONSTRAINT CONTINUE CREATE
CROSS CURRENT_DATE CURRENT_TIME
CURRENT_TIMESTAMP CURSOR DATABASE
DATABASES DAY_HOUR DAY_MICROSECOND
DAY_MINUTE DAY_SECOND DEC
DECIMAL DECLARE DEFAULT
DELAYED DELETE DESC
DESCRIBE DETERMINISTIC DISTINCT
DISTINCTROW DIV DOUBLE
DROP ELSE ELSEIF
ENCLOSED ESCAPED EXISTS
EXIT EXPLAIN FALSE
FETCH FIELDS FLOAT
FOR FORCE FOREIGN
FOUND FRAC_SECOND FROM
FULLTEXT GRANT GROUP
HAVING HIGH_PRIORITY HOUR_MICROSECOND
HOUR_MINUTE HOUR_SECOND IF
IGNORE IN INDEX
INFILE INNER INNODB
INOUT INSENSITIVE INSERT
INT INTEGER INTERVAL
INTO IO_THREAD IS
ITERATE JOIN KEY
KEYS KILL LEADING
LEAVE LEFT LIKE
LIMIT LINES LOAD
LOCALTIME LOCALTIMESTAMP LOCK
LONG LONGBLOB LONGTEXT
LOOP LOW_PRIORITY MASTER_SERVER_ID
MATCH MEDIUMBLOB MEDIUMINT
MEDIUMTEXT MIDDLEINT MINUTE_MICROSECOND
MINUTE_SECOND MOD NATURAL
NOT NO_WRITE_TO_BINLOG NULL
NUMERIC ON OPTIMIZE
OPTION OPTIONALLY OR
ORDER OUT OUTER
OUTFILE PRECISION PRIMARY
PRIVILEGES PROCEDURE PURGE
READ REAL REFERENCES
REGEXP RENAME REPEAT
REPLACE REQUIRE RESTRICT
RETURN REVOKE RIGHT
RLIKE SECOND_MICROSECOND SELECT
SENSITIVE SEPARATOR SET
SHOW SMALLINT SOME
SONAME SPATIAL SPECIFIC
SQL SQLEXCEPTION SQLSTATE
SQLWARNING SQL_BIG_RESULT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS
SQL_SMALL_RESULT SQL_TSI_DAY SQL_TSI_FRAC_SECOND
SQL_TSI_HOUR SQL_TSI_MINUTE SQL_TSI_MONTH
SQL_TSI_QUARTER SQL_TSI_SECOND SQL_TSI_WEEK
SQL_TSI_YEAR SSL STARTING
STRAIGHT_JOIN STRIPED TABLE
TABLES TERMINATED THEN
TIMESTAMPADD TIMESTAMPDIFF TINYBLOB
TINYINT TINYTEXT TO
TRAILING TRUE UNDO
UNION UNIQUE UNLOCK
UNSIGNED UPDATE USAGE
USE USER_RESOURCES USING
UTC_DATE UTC_TIME UTC_TIMESTAMP
VALUES VARBINARY VARCHAR
VARCHARACTER VARYING WHEN
WHERE WHILE WITH
WRITE XOR YEAR_MONTH
ZEROFILL
Planning << Reserved Words >> Data Types
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