"invalid name: ....." error

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"invalid name: ....." error

Hi community. 
When trying to import into a list I receive the error "invalid name". 
Do you know where I can find the explanation of this error? 

Thank you.

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Community Boss

Re: "invalid name: ....." error

Hi,
This could be because of name exceeding 60 character limit.
Workaround : Use numbered list, but ensure code does not exceed 60 characters.

Regards,
Pavan
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Occasional Contributor

Re: "invalid name: ....." error

I also found this explanation. 
However, I checked with a "count" on excel and all values have less than 35 characters. 

Would it be possible that this error is created when a record already exists with the same name? 

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Community Boss

Re: "invalid name: ....." error

@arthursch

It could be that, or it could also be that the name already exists in the parent list if you are using a composite hierarchy

David

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Occasional Contributor

Re: "invalid name: ....." error

Thank you David. 
It was my feeling as weel. 

Could you explain exactly what a "composite hierarchy is"?

The strange thing is that this error happens when I am filling the first level of my hierarchy. 
It has been solved by "adapting names to avoid duplicates" :) 

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Community Boss

Re: "invalid name: ....." error

Sure - A Composite Hierarchy is where you have 2 lists that make up one list

 

So, a list called L1 Country is the parent of a list called L2 Cities

 

The advantage of this structure is you can model at the L1 level as appropriate

 

If you are getting the error on the first level, then the same description must exist for different items.

If that is what you want they as @PavanKumar mentioned, you can use a numbered list to display the same description, but try an use a code in all cases if possible; it is much easier later on if you have a code!!

David

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