Heads up: commas in file paths

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Apr 14 15:54:24 EDT 2009

Jim Bufalini wrote:
> Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> Anyone who works with data for any length of time will quickly come to
>> this one very practical principle: NO SPECIAL CHARACTERS IN FILE
>> NAMES! Period! (pun intended)
> I agree. I don't even use spaces, so as to avoid having to encapsulate in
> quotes. Just upper and lower case. When a delimiter is absolutely necessary,
> I use an underscore character instead of a space because I have found an
> underscore is a pretty safe special character in all OSs and DBs I have
> used.

While I agree with all of this, the problem can occur in your customer's 
file paths when they are using your standalones. There's no way to 
control that, so be aware.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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