Using concise yet descriptive names optimizes how variables and folders are displayed within the Crunch UI and ensure that no issues occur behind the scenes. Crunch uses these naming rules to help with variable organization and folder presentation, which ultimately ensures your data appears where it should and when you need it the most.
To that end, the following rules are enforced at Crunch, which ensures integrity for your variables and folders and the data contained within them:
- Names should be at least one and no more than 64 characters.
- No white space is allowed at the beginning or at the end of the folder name (i.e., you can use a blank space anywhere within the name).
- Non-visible characters are not allowed (tabs, newlines, carriage returns, and so on).
- Hyphens (-) and slashes (/) are allowed but pipe characters (|) are not allowed in folder names.
- Unicode characters are allowed.
- Names are case sensitive (e.g., Joe is not equal to joe).
- Folders within the same folder (siblings) cannot have the same name.
- Different types of assets can have the same name (such as a dataset and a dashboard).
In addition to the rules, Crunch suggests that you use your own naming conventions to keep variable and folder names concise and meaningful. This will help in keeping them readable and organized.