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DBSERVERNAME can't include "."

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Question

Customer check the information center, got the following definition for DBSERVERNAME:

DBSERVERNAME must begin with a letter and CAN INCLUDE ANY PRINTABLE CHARACTER, except the following characters:
Uppercase characters
A field delimiter (space or tab)
A newline character
A comment character
A hyphen, minus, or @ character

but customer got error message when they try to include "." in DBSERVERNAME parameter.

Answer

Check the source code, only the lower-case letter, numeric letter, underscore and dollar symbol can be accepted in DBSERVERNAME.

Related information

DBSERVERNAME

Document information

More support for: Informix Servers

Software version: 11.5, 11.70

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1642739

Modified date: 2013-08-01