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Max Identifier length in MS SQL Server 6.5

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Does anyone know if there is a limit on how many characters an identifier can be in MS SQL-Server 6.5? I'm working with SQL-Server 7 and some of the constraints ar getting quite long names like 40 or 50 characters. Will these work against SQL Server 6.5?

I seem to remember something about the maximum allowed length beeing shorter in version 6.5

Thansk for your help.
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SQL 6.5 states that identifiers can be no longer than 30 characters.
There are also some other rules:
* may contain numbers, chars, and symbols
* must begin with a letter or underscore
* no spaces (unless quoted identifier)

Hope this helps.
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