I have found one table in the database when I expanded this in the management studio. The name of the table has '-' in it. For example the name of the table is Tbl-2005-Ashish. This contains 3000 rows. Amazingly when I try following command this gives error. select count (*) from Tbl-2005-Ashish Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1 Incorrect syntax near '-'. Could you please tell me what is missing here? Also If I try following command: create table Tbl-2005-Ashish(test1 int) Error is as follows: Please let me know how this table got created.