Naming Restrictions for Applications and Databases

When naming an application, follow these rules:

  • Use no more than eight characters for an application's name.

  • Don't use spaces or tabs.

  • Don't use these special characters:

    Table A-1 Restricted Characters in Application Names

    Character Meaning

    *

    asterisk

    \

    backslash

    [ ]

    brackets

    :

    colon

    ,

    comma

    "

    double quotation mark

    =

    equal sign

    >

    greater than sign

    <

    less than sign

    .

    period

    +

    plus sign

    ?

    question mark

    ;

    semicolon

    '

    single quotation mark

    /

    slash

    |

    vertical bar

  • For application names in relational database environments, don't use extended characters (except for underscores).

  • For aggregate storage databases, don't use DEFAULT, LOG, METADATA, or TEMP as application names.

Enter names in the preferred case. Application names are created exactly as entered.