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  1. #1
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    Mar 2015

    Unanswered: GSE0308N The string, "+++++++++++", exceeds the limit of "8" bytes.

    using db2se import_shape command with 11 userid character i got the error in subject.
    someone can confirm it exists a 8 characters limitation for DB2 user?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Canberra, Australia
    Provided Answers: 6
    Hmm, that's in the manual. I'm sure you could have found it the same as I did
    •User IDs on Linux and UNIX operating systems can contain up to 8 characters.

    "All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use hammer.” — IBM maintenance manual, 1975 "

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Provided Answers: 11
    yes the base rule in unix : max 8 characters for username
    this can be longer if a setting exists
    but be careful as some features of db2 only relate to the base rule and do not want to violate other settings (eg same restriction with transparant ldap - userid is limited to 8chars)
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