5.16.6 Valid Names on the IBM i
All "objects" (files, programs, etc) created on an IBM i must have a name. Any object name must conform to the following rules:
- The first character of the name must be in the range A -> Z or one of @, # or $.
- Subsequent characters must be in the range A -> Z, or in the range 0 -> 9, or one of @, #, $ or _. This rule excludes imbedded blanks from any object name.
- The name must not be longer than 10 characters.