Datamer vFS File Naming Convention

Goal

Learn about limitations for artifact names in Datameer's virtual file system (vFS).

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For naming artifacts, the allowed characters are:

a-z, A-Z, 0-9, _

Artifacts can start with the following allowed characters:

a-z, A-Z, _

Datameer can read and import a file called 123_abc.sas7bdat, but the artifact can't be named in the same way as the file in every case.

In Datameer's interface, doing so causes a similar editor to the following:

Name '123_abc.sas7bdat' starts with an invalid character. Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, '_'. 

If you add a leading underline (_), you receive the following error: 

Name '_123_abc.sas7bdat' contains invalid characters. Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, '_', ' '. 

Instead, use the naming in the following example:

_123_abc_sas7bdat 

Creating an artifact with the incorrect name via REST API calls might result in the final error:

httpServerErrorException: 500 Server error

Further Information

Artifact Naming and Structure Best Practices