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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Logical Database Name (-ld)

Logical Database Name (-ld)

Use Logical Database Name (-ld) to assign the logical name to a database. If you omit this parameter, OpenEdge uses the physical database name (without the path or .db suffix).
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-ld logical-dbname
Use with
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Single-user default
Multi-user default
Client Connection
The logical database name.
The name must be a valid identifier, which means:
*It can be up to 32 characters long.
*It can be any combination of English letters and numbers, underscore (_), and dash (-) characters.
*The first character must be an uppercase or lowercase letter.
A logical database name cannot include ABL reserved words, a space, any accented letters, or any of the following special characters:
\ " ' * ; | ? [ ] ( ) ! { } < >
For more information on logical database names, see OpenEdge Getting Started: ABL Essentials and OpenEdge Data Management: Database Administration.