The 'Enable for Long names' option has moved

Date:14 April 2015
Product/Release:Visual LANSA - V13
Abstract:The option to 'Enable for Long names' is no longer a partion level setting
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support

Some users have questioned why the 'Enable for Long Names' partition option is no longer available in V13 SP2. In fact, this option is still available but was removed as a partition setting in V13 SP1.

Figure 1 shows V13 Partition definitions
Figure 1 shows V13 Partition definitions

Figure 2 shows V13 SP2 partition definitions, with Enable for Long Names no longer listed
Figure 2 shows V13 SP2 partition definitions, with Enable for Long Names no longer listed

Initially, 'Enable for Long Names' was made a partition option so users could understand the impacts and consequences of using long names. For example, in a situation where a user could give fields long names, recompile their files and the column names would change and any non-LANSA code using these tables might be affected. However, given that you are always enabled for long names in an RDMLX partition, a partition level option is not required. Instead, since V13 SP1, the option is available as a File attribute via the 'Enable for Long Names' flag on the individual file.

If you wish to only View short names this is possible in the IDE settings

Note: There are still some references in the Online documentation to the partition level option. These references will be removed.

If you wish to only View short names in the IDE, this can be set from the General LANSA settings.

If you wish to only View short names in the IDE, this can be set from the General LANSA settings