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Tech Tip: Special Symbols in 4D database Names
Published On: August 11, 2000

If you are serving a database on a Mac which has a special symbol in its name, such as , you will run into problems. If you are serving this database only to Mac clients there should be no problems, because the Mac platform will allow the symbol as part of a file name. However, if you are serving this to Windows clients, you will get the following error message:

"Resource cache file cannot be created."

The reason why you are getting this message is becuase the Windows platform has a limitation on file names. On the Windows platform, the only characters that are valid in file names are:

A-Z, a-z, 0-9, space(s), ~ ' ! @ # $ % ^ & ( ) _ - + = [ ] ; ` , .

So, in order to avoid the error message, do not use characters that the Windows platform cannot recognize.