Special Characters in a Database

Discussion created by jborgion Champion on Sep 6, 2017
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2017 by jborgion

I've always been of the opinion that special characters ( # - $ & etc) have no business in a database.  Probably way back in my formative years someone passed this along, but my formative years were a long time ago.


I have to present an argument to drop at least one special character ( the pound, number or hash tag:  # ).  Other than "I don't like 'em in a database" what logical arguments can be used to sway the users away from them?


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