An object or column name is missing or empty

An object or column name is missing or empty

An object or column name is missing or empty

So, you ran a query and got the error message: An object or column name is missing or empty. For SELECT INTO statements, verify each column has a name.

As the above error message explains, you are trying to run a SELECT INTO statement without specifying a column name.

Consider the below example:

SELECT 1, 'TEST1'
INTO #tblTest;
GO

If you run the above T-SQL statement, you will get the “An object or column name is missing or empty.” error message.

If you specify column names in your SELECT INTO statement, then the query will run without the above error:

SELECT 1 AS ColumnName1, 'TEST1' AS ColumnName2
INTO #tblTest;
GO

An object or column name is missing or empty

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