I was considering using "Safety" as a new schema name in SQL Server. In SSMS, the term Safety is colored as a keyword, but this term is not listed as a reserved keyword in the BOL. The database does not complain if I create and use it, but is there any reason why I should avoid using it?

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The word "safety" was used as a PivotTable service option back in the days of SQL 2000. It's still around for backwards compatibility:


Otherwise, it's okay to use as a schema name.


Yes, completely. If the name suits the usage area - feel free to use it.

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