Steve Horein

2018-05-03 13:22:22 UTC

Is there a practical limit to the number of dynamic LNKLST sets created?

I find myself in a position to deploy two products upgrades, both requiring

new data sets in LNKLST (either new names, or under-sizing issues). To

accommodate implementation and back out processes, I would like to come up

with a naming convention for the LNKLST sets that includes a numeric

suffix, such that if product "A" is introduced first, the new set name is

LNKLST01. When product "B" is introduced, set name LNKLST02 is defined. If

product "A" requires back out, LNKLST03 is defined. If product "B" requires

back out, LNKLST04 is defined, etc, etc, rinse, repeat. I honestly doubt

there would ever be need to extend past "LNKLST99", or even "LNKLST09", but

knowing a limitation (if one exists) will help shape a standard. Is hex

representation acceptable, allowing from 01-FF sets? Does decimal

representation, allowing from 01-99 sets exceed a limit?

If the maximum number of LNKLST sets is defined somewhere, my apologies for

not seeing it!

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I find myself in a position to deploy two products upgrades, both requiring

new data sets in LNKLST (either new names, or under-sizing issues). To

accommodate implementation and back out processes, I would like to come up

with a naming convention for the LNKLST sets that includes a numeric

suffix, such that if product "A" is introduced first, the new set name is

LNKLST01. When product "B" is introduced, set name LNKLST02 is defined. If

product "A" requires back out, LNKLST03 is defined. If product "B" requires

back out, LNKLST04 is defined, etc, etc, rinse, repeat. I honestly doubt

there would ever be need to extend past "LNKLST99", or even "LNKLST09", but

knowing a limitation (if one exists) will help shape a standard. Is hex

representation acceptable, allowing from 01-FF sets? Does decimal

representation, allowing from 01-99 sets exceed a limit?

If the maximum number of LNKLST sets is defined somewhere, my apologies for

not seeing it!

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