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  • Why in the world in 2014 and version 11.3.2 are we limited to 11 character DB names?

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  • Maybe because of version 11 :)

    Kandavel

    On 29 Mar 2014 00:11, "Thomas Mercer-Hursh" <bounce-tamhas@community.progress.com> wrote:
    Thread created by Thomas Mercer-Hursh

    Why in the world in 2014 and version 11.3.2 are we limited to 11 character DB names?

    Stop receiving emails on this subject.

    Flag this post as spam/abuse.

    Thank You,

    Kandavel

  • The hostname also has a 30(ish) character limit.

    I think it is so that you will have enough characters left to be able to tweet it :)

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    Tom Bascom
    tom@wss.com

  • ^^ awesome reply Tom...

  • @tmh: because it takes work to change this. sure, it would be nice if the limit were higher. but should this be a high priority ? does it really matter?

  • Much work?  It is a silly limitation.  E.g., I am doing some tool work at the moment where I need to frequently refresh a database with an empty copy prior to running a fresh test.  The database is called Analysis, so I thought I would name the empty copy AnalysisEmpty ... sorry, too long, so I am stuck with AnalysisEmp.

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  • it would be nice to change it. unfortunately, the name appears in various on-disk data structures and in several network messages. so it is not just a simple matter of changing one constant's definition from 11 to 255.

  • How about 12 character stream names ....

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