Error : Invalid Characters (F1 for help)

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  • 15-Nov-2006
  • 31-May-2012


Novell GroupWise 5.5
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Novell GroupWise 6.5
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The error occurred after entering a period in a nickname field.


Error : Invalid Characters (F1 for help)
Error : Invalid Characters (DB29)


Do not use any extended characters or spaces when naming GroupWise objects. They can cause problems with ODMA-compatible products that access documents from the GroupWise data store.

Space (use underscore instead)
ASCII characters 0-13
At sign @
Braces {}
Parentheses ()
Colon :
Comma ,
Period .
Double quote "
Asterisk *

*****Refer to GroupWise 5.5 Admin Book/Troubleshooting Guide/Book 1: Error Messages/DB29 Invalid character and also refer to GroupWise 5.5 Admin Book/ Index/ Nicknames: GroupWise Documentation.
*****A workaround for creating nicknames would be to create the nickname without a period and specify the user's Given Name and the "old" Last Name on the nickname. For example if a user changed her email address toMary.Married@xxxx you can create a nickname with Objectid ofMarySingle and a "Given Name" of Mary and a"Last Name" of Single. In this way an inbound mail sent to Mary.Single@xxxxx would get delivered to Mary.Married@xxx

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Formerly known as TID# 10025940