Object name limits

Database management systems and cloud data warehouses have different definitions of acceptable characters for object names. Most allow you to use unacceptable characters if you provide the object name enclosed in delimiters, such as double quotation marks.

However, ArcGIS does not add delimiters when querying objects in the database. Do not create any tables, feature classes, indexes, databases, users*, roles, or other object names that require delimiters if you will use them with ArcGIS. The object will be created in the database, but you cannot access it from ArcGIS.

*Microsoft SQL Server user names containing special characters are delimited to fully support Active Directory Groups and Windows Authenticated logins; however, ArcGIS does not support user names containing single quotation marks or apostrophes.