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Length of DB_NAME [message #187910] Wed, 16 August 2006 06:08 Go to next message
hansgruijs
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hello,

Is it possible to have a db_name longer than 8 characters.
When I create a database using DBCA and enter a DB_NAME longer than 8 characters it looks like DBCA is accepting this. But when I proceed the installation steps, I discover in step 11 of 12, when pressing the "File Location Variabels"-button, that my db_name has been changed in the first 8 characters of my wanted db_name.

Does anybody know a solution to this problem?

Best Regards, Hans

Re: Length of DB_NAME [message #187920 is a reply to message #187910] Wed, 16 August 2006 06:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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A database name cannot be longer than 8 characters.

If I remember correctly, Oracle fixed the DBCA problem in 10.2.0.X.
Re: Length of DB_NAME [message #187923 is a reply to message #187920] Wed, 16 August 2006 06:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
hansgruijs
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Hello Frank,
Thanks for your reply, but at this moment I'm working with version 10.2.0.2 for Windows 32-bit. So, it seems that I can't still use more than 8 characters for my DB_NAME. Do you agree?
Regards, Hans
Re: Length of DB_NAME [message #187938 is a reply to message #187923] Wed, 16 August 2006 07:08 Go to previous message
Frank Naude
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As far as I understand Oracle fixed DBCA to not allow users to enter more than 8 characters. Maybe the patch didn't make it into 10.2.0.2 on Windows in time.
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