GREPLAY Procedure

Duplicate Entry Names

The GREPLAY procedure uses the following naming conventions to prevent duplication of names, or overwriting entries:
  • For entry names that are less than eight characters long, the procedure adds a numeric suffix to the entry's name. The total number of characters is limited to eight.
  • For entry names that are eight characters long or longer, the procedure drops the number of characters that are needed to add a numeric suffix while maintaining the eight-character limit. For example, if you copy an entry TITLEONE to a catalog that already contains an entry with that name, the procedure assigns the name TITLEON1 to the copied entry.
Note: The GREPLAY procedure uses the same naming conventions for entries created by the template facility.
Note: See also About Filename Indexing.