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Concept Concept 1/16/2014
Products: AS-C, AS-L, Enterprise Server
Functionalities: Basic Functionality
Product version: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Object Names

All objects in the Building Operation database has to have a name. Building Operation is case-sensitive and differentiates between upper and lowercase characters. ​Two objects cannot be named in the same way in the same folder even if the objects are of different types.  For example, you cannot create an alarm named Building A and a graphic named Building A in the same folder. However, if you name the graphic Building a, with a lowercase a, you can create it in the same folder as the alarm object Building A.

​The following characters are not allowed in object names in Building Operation.

  • /

  • "

  • ?

  • *

  • ~

  • White space is not allowed in the beginning or the end of an objects name.

  • . (period) is not allowed in the beginning of an objects name.

​There is no limitation of how many characters an object name can have. However, some field devices retain their character limitations when they are added to Building Operation database.

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