As discussed previously, a physical file name may be up to 10 characters in length if the *RPGIV setting is enabled for your installation (refer to the Visual LANSA User Guide for more information). If it is not enabled, a file name can only be up to 8 characters in length.
Logical views are created by the modeler as a result of relationships between entities and of the User Views defined for entities.
The Logical Modeler provides a facility to automatically generate logical view names based on the physical file name of the entity to which they belong. These names are in the format xxxxxxxxnn, where xxxxxxxx is the physical file name of the entity and nn is a unique, sequential number starting at 1.
Therefore, in order for the modeler to be able to automatically generate logical view names, a physical file name of up to the maximum length allowed only may be specified.
If the physical file name is more then the maximum number of characters allowed, logical view names must be specified manually. This is done via the Create- & Change Relationship and Specify User View dialogs.
For more information on specifying logical view names, refer to the following: