50-character filename restriction in the LANSA Deployment Tool

Date:21 February, 2007
Product/Release:Visual LANSA V11.3
Abstract:50-character filename restriction in the LANSA Deployment Tool
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support

Description:

When deploying applications you can run into problems because of a 50-character filename restriction in the LANSA deployment tool. For example, this may occur when deploying RAMP .js files for Visual LANSA Framework applications because the js files are typically long file names.

When the package is installed, the file names are truncated when delivered to the respective folders.

Solution:

The workaround is to rename their RAMP Nodes file from
adv_vlf_ramp_Nodes.xml

to something that uses a max of 14 characters before the .xml extension. i.e.:
adv_vlf_Nodes.xml

This will allow the deployment tool to include all the js files without any truncation.