- I am not sure I am in the right place to ask this question. If not please forgive me and direct me to the proper place. I am trying to create a table in a MS SQL Server database on Azure from the SQL Server Management Studio. This is my 1st time using Management Studio. My work in the past has been with PostgreSQL. I am sure that the answer is simple but I cannot see it. I have created a schema adherence which executed with no errors. I have simplified my create script to the following.. CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE adherence.users (name varchar(255)) I get the following "Msg 102 ... Improper syntax near ')'