DB2 10.5 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

General naming rules

Rules exist for the naming of all database objects, user names, passwords, groups, files, and paths. Some of these rules are specific to the platform you are working on.

For example, regarding the use of upper and lowercase letters in the names of objects that are visible in the file system (databases, instances, and so on):

Unless otherwise specified, all names can include the following characters:


You also must consider object naming rules, naming rules in an multicultural support environment, and naming rules in a Unicode environment.