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Why are numeric nodes not allowed

 
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DB2 Guy

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

Just other silly question - why numeric "nodes" re not allowed in DSNs? Any history behind ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:48 am    Post subject:
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Hi,

As my question is been splitted from other thread I would need to restate this - I try to allocate a DSN XXXXXX.node2.280108 it's "last node" is only "numeric", using ISPF 3.2 I was not allowed to creates this. There was a message "Invalid DSN - qualifier" & the other long message was "Each qualifier must be 1-8 alphanumeric characters, the first alphabetic." - my concren is why so?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

they are the rules.

Gerry
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:21 pm    Post subject:
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Because that's the way the system works it. It has always been the case for as far back as I can recall.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject:
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Yup..it's out of curiosity - as we don't use "(punch) cards" now but we still use the terms Job card", "sort card"..and when you punt history talks about "punch cards" - do we have any such connection in reference of my question..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply to: Why are numeric nodes not allowed
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here is a link to the source of the knowledge on IBM systems

http://domino.research.ibm.com/tchjr/journalindex.nsf/SysSubject?OpenView
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