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Remove buffer name length restriction for dynamic temp-tables

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We often use dynamic datasets in this way:

-Somebody specifies a data model from our pool of database tables
-then the generic algorithm creates a dynamic dataset from this specification

Depending on the use case, some DB tables might appear multiple times in the specified data model.
Thus, on generating the dataset we cannot use the original DB table name as buffer name. We have to change it somehow.
The most easy way would be adding a number, but since DB table names and temp-table names are restricted to 32 characters, we would run into errors there.

For the dynamic case the field name length restriction has been removed years ago, why not the buffer name length restriction?

Comments
  • +1

    The 32 character limit for dataset name is ridiculous...