Service Studio 6.0 Help
About Naming Elements
An element name is a sequence of characters [Aa-Zz], numbers and/or the character "_"; spaces are not allowed. The name of the element must start with a character [Aa-Zz]. Any character that is not allowed, for example a "space" or "ç", is automatically translated, by Service Studio, to "_".
The maximum number of characters depends on the element you are handling:
eSpace name: 20 characters.
Entity attribute name: 28 characters.
If you are using an Oracle database, there are some reserved words that cannot be used as attribute names: timestamp, number, blob, clob and varchar2. Service Studio presents an error message notifying you that the attribute name must be changed.
Any element other than these: 50 characters.
If the name is bigger than the maximum allowed, the following message is displayed:
"The specified name is invalid!
Please check the suitability of the suggested name: <name truncated to the maximum allowed>"
Elements can have the same name if the name spaces where they run never intersect. For example, you can have two screens of different flows with the same name but you cannot have two queries in the same screen with the same name. In the last case, Service Studio will automatically rename the elements to avoid name clashing.