Special characters in data sources and view names

Applies to: Denodo 8.0 , Denodo 7.0 , Denodo 6.0
Last modified on: 18 May 2020
Tags: VQL View creation

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The names of data sources and views are specified as identifiers. An identifier is defined as follows:

<IDENTIFIER> := {IDENTIFIER_START}{IDENTIFIER_CONT}*

<IDENTIFIER_START> := [A-Za-z\200-\377_]

<IDENTIFIER_CONT> := [A-Za-z\200-\377_0-9]

So, characters as “,”, “.” among others are not allowed to name a view or data source.

Notice that there is an important difference with folders, which are specified as literals. A literal is defined as:

<LITERAL> := '[^\']*' | "[^\"]*"

So a literal is any correctly formed string (and that is accepted as a folder name) but identifiers of elements are more restricted on what is accepted as valid.

References

Advanced VQL Guide: Syntax Conventions

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