About names and labels

The terms name and label have special importance in PerformancePoint Planning Business Modeler. Each object in Planning Business Modeler must have both a name and a label; the name identifies the object for users and the label identifies the object for the software. Planning Business Modeler imposes special conventions for their creation and use.

Objects in Planning Business Modeler include:

  • Applications, model sites, models, model dimension aliases, model properties, and associations.

  • Rules, rule sets, and rule parameters.

  • Dimensions, members, member sets, member views, and member properties.

  • Users and roles.

  • Job templates, cycles, assignments, and jobs.

In this article

Restrictions for names

Restrictions for labels

Restrictions for structured and reference data objects

Reserved Words

Restricted Characters

Restrictions for names

In Planning Business Modeler, a name is a user-friendly descriptor for an object. Names do not have to be unique, and aside from a couple of notable exceptions, have no reserved word or character restrictions.

Typically, the name of a Planning Business Modeler object is only restricted by length; it must be no more than 256 characters. However, some objects have unique naming restrictions:

  • Member Property names cannot be larger than 100 characters.

  • Calendar Names and Calendar View Names must be unique, cannot exceed 40 characters, and cannot contain reserved words or restricted characters.

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Restrictions for labels

Planning Business Modeler and Planning Server use an object's label to formally identify that object internally. Thus, labels are one of the most important properties that you can specify in Planning Business Modeler.

The following list describes requirements for labels.

If possible, for multinational deployments, we recommend that you create labels that can be recognized in multiple locales.

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Restrictions for structured and reference data objects

Reserved words and restricted characters cannot be used in Calendar Names, Calendar View Names, or labels for structured data objects. The following elements are structured data objects:

Applications

Model sites

Models

Associations

Model properties

Model dimension aliases

Business rules

Rule sets

Rule parameters

Dimensions

Member sets

Member views

Member properties

Labels for the following reference data objects are not restricted:

Members

Users

Roles

Cycle definitions and instances

Assignment definitions and instances

Job definitions and instances

Job templates

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Reserved Words

The following words are reserved, and cannot be used in Calendar Names, Calendar View Names, or labels of structured data objects:

AUX

CON

NUL

PRN

COM1

COM3

COM5

COM7

COM2

COM4

COM6

COM8

COM9

LPT1

LPT2

LPT3

LPT4

LPT5

LPT6

LPT7

LPT8

LPT9

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Restricted Characters

The following restricted characters cannot be used in Calendar Names, Calendar View Names, or labels of structured data objects:

\

.

^

)

*

,

!

[

|

;

~

]

?

'

-

{

"

`

+

}

&

:

=

<

%

/

(

>

$

Note: These restrictions are associated with SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services (SSAS). For more information, search the SSAS Help documentation.

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