I am in the process of writing numerous query activities and have written a simple SQL for getting bounce events.

SELECT SubscriberKey, EventDate, BounceType FROM _Bounce

When checking the syntax of this query, I am informed:

The query syntax is invalid

  • _Bounce is not a known data extension or system data view. You can only query existing data extensions or system data views.

However, the documentation for Bounce states that the data view name is _Bounce.

Additionally, the Query example documentation doesn't seem to maintain a constant capitalization of table names/attributes compared to the data views' documentation.

Does ExactTarget provide any accurate documentation of the schema of their data views?


2 Answers 2


You'll have to contact SFMC Support to have the System Data Views enabled.

Transact-SQL is not case-sensitive in the SFMC SQL Server 2005 environment.


Replace _Bounce with ent._bounce and it should work

  • SQL Server is not case-sensitive. Commented May 9, 2016 at 11:11

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