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Issues Concerning Table And Column Names Containing Spaces, Hyphen ("-") Or Other Special Characters In ODI (Doc ID 424100.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 31, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version 10.1.3.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

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The following issues occur with Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 10g/11g Integration Interfaces or 12c Mappings:

  1. An Integration Interface / Mapping fails at Insert FK errors  step with "invalid character" or "invalid syntax" error messages due to the incorrect name of the primary key column.
     
  2. The Integration Interface / Mapping fails at Create target table  step with " invalid character " message due to the incorrect name specified for the target table.
     
  3. The Integration Interface / Mapping fails at Load Data  step with " invalid character " message due to the incorrect name specified for the table alias.
     
  4. The 11g mappings / 12c column attributes are not valid: If you click on the target column, the source column is not highlighted, and the SQL code is incorrectly generated for the Integration Interface / Mapping.

    Having for example in ODI 11g:

         Physical Office --> PHY.Physical Office
         Parent --> PHY.Parent executed
         Alias: Default --> PHY.Alias: Default

    In this case, the Integration Interface fails at "Load data" step:

Cause

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Symptoms
Cause
Solution
 Generic solution
 Specific solution for Symptom 3 only
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 Specific solution for Symptom 5 only
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