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Subject: Re: the length of channel name
From: Marty Kraimer <mrk@aps.anl.gov>
To: Lifang Zheng <zhenglf@ssrc.ac.cn>
Cc: EPICS tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 09:00:33 -0600
Lifang Zheng wrote:
> Dear all,
>  
> Could somebody explain about the restriction of  naming channels from 
> the history of EPICS developing? I learned from APS web site, the total 
> length of channel name should be less than 28 characters. Do EPICS base 
> & CA library support different length of channel names? Is there any 
> modification in EPICS new versions for the limits?
> Is there any limit in the character length between two delimiters(:) 
> among channel name?
> Any information is welcome.
>  
> Regards,
>  
> Lifang

For R3.13 the name must be <= 28 characters.
For R3.14 the name must be <= 60 characters

I believe that CA has no limits on channel names. Jeff can verify.

Warning:

If you use 3.14 and have channel names longer than 28 characters some Channel
Access clients may break. Also you may not be able to dynamically modify soft links.

Marty Kraimer


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