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 "space" or "ç", is automatically translated, by Integration Studio, to "_".

The maximum number of characters allowed depends on the element you are handling:

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. Integration Studio presents a warning message notifying you that the attribute name must be changed.

If the name is bigger than the maximum allowed, Integration Studio presents an error message and you must follow these limits in order to proceed.