Allow Invalid Characters in CU Naming
You can change the default behavior of Designer to allow invalid characters in the name of a compatible unit (CU). To do this, you will have to create a registry key in Windows.
- Open Windows Registry Editor. You can do this by clicking Start > Run. Type 'regedit' and click OK. On Windows 7, you can type 'regedit' in the Start menu search bar. Double-click the regedit.exe file to begin.
- Navigate the Registry Editor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > WOW6432Node > Miner and Miner > Designer8.
- If the CU Editing key does not exist, right-click the Designer 8 folder and select New > Key to create it.
- Right-click the CU Editing key folder and select New > String Value.
- Name the value InvalidCharacterOverride, paying special attention to name the value exactly as shown.
- Right-click the value. Select Modify....
- Enter $^*+? in the value data field.
- Close Registry Editor.
- If open, restart ArcCatalog.
You should now be able to use $, ^, *, +, and ? in the names of CUs.IMPORTANT: Using invalid characters in the names of CUs will disallow the use of wildcards in CU searching. Search terms that include the asterisks (*) will search specifically for the * character. For example, with the default invalid character setting, the search term "*Pole" could return results of APole, BPole, ABCPole, and so on. If you use invalid characters, the search term "*Pole" will only search for a specific CU named *Pole.