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[SOLVED] maximum length of focexec name

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April 20, 2012, 06:08 PM
[SOLVED] maximum length of focexec name
What is the maximum length a focexec name can be and where is this in the documentation?

Thank you.

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WF 7.7.03, Windows 7, HTML, Excel, PDF
April 20, 2012, 06:14 PM
With some testing I found the limit is 64 characters. Still, I'd like to know where this is in the documnetation.

WF 7.7.03, Windows 7, HTML, Excel, PDF
April 21, 2012, 03:01 AM
Alan B
This information can be found in the Developing Reporting Applications manual, under Defining and Allocating WebFOCUS files / Application Files Under Windows / Procedures Under Windows.

WF 7.705/8.007
April 22, 2012, 06:31 PM
The limit may also be related to your OS.

Also the FOCUS catalogs only support up to 64 characters.


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April 23, 2012, 05:05 AM
Originally posted by Waz:
The limit may also be related to your OS.

According to Microsoft:
"In the Windows API (with some exceptions discussed in the following paragraphs), the maximum length for a path is MAX_PATH, which is defined as 260 characters."

So for the OS, the maximum length of your file names depends on the path they're in (on the host file-system).

So the maximum length for your file names is either 64 characters (limited by WebFOCUS), or less if the path to your files is longer than 196 characters (limited by Windows).

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