Article - CS41839
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Restrictions on use of special characters in Windchill PDMLink

Modified: 20-Mar-2020   

Applies To

  • Windchill Supplier Management 10.0 to 11.0
  • Windchill PDMLink 9.1 to 11.0
  • Windchill ProjectLink 9.1 to 11.0
  • FlexPLM 9.1 to 11.0
Special Characters in Windchill PDMLink
When you create objects, you enter information in a variety of fields. The following
characters have special meaning in the system and should be avoided when defining
attributes, such as Name:
  • <
  • >
  • "
  • &
  • %
  • $
  • TAB
Also adding more than one space between letters can also cause an error. In addition to the
preceding list, the following characters are problematic for folder names:
  •  /
  •  \
  •  !
  •  @
  •  #
  •  ^
  •  *
  •  ( )
  •  :
  •  ?
  •  |
The following should not be used in UNIX file names:
  •  \
  •  The extension ".LNK" or ".lnk."

Description

  • Import of the data from Projectlink plugin errors in "An import error occurred " in Microsoft Project.
  • Is there any documentation about the restrictions on the use of special characters
  • Are there any restrictions on the use of special characters 
  • Is it okay to use double quotes in the name field of a document
  • Is there any special character which is regarded as unauthorized
  • Is there any special character which is regarded as forbidden
  • Characters are not displayed correctly
  • Characters fail to show
  • Some Windchill Utilities (i.e: SoftTypeChangeUtility) fail when defining attributes with special characters :
Exception in the thread "main" wt.epm.query.QueryException ...
Couldn't repair and continue parse at Character xxx at Line yy

 
 
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