5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2013 8:18 AM by Jeff Smith Sqldev Pm-Oracle RSS

    Unable to name connections with @

    Maxo
      I am using SQL Developer 3.2.20.09. I have traditionally used the format <schema>@<sid> to name my connections. In the newest version, whenever I try to create a new connection, or update an existing connection I get "Connection Name may not contain characters the file system restricts from use in directory and file names."

      SQL Developer is clearly not actually checking that capabilities or limitations of the underlying filesystem as I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with EXT4 and can definitely put @ in my file and folder names. I do not know off hand what the limitations are with Windows or other OS/filesystems, but it would be nice if the restriction in connection names only apply to the actual filesystem limitations.