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ION Enterprise Reporter gives the error message: "Run-time error '1004': While Renaming a sheet or chart, you entered an invalid name. Try one of the following: Make sure the name you entered does not exceed 31 characters. Make sure the name does not contain any of the following characters: : \ / ? * [ or ]. Make sure you did not leave the name blank."

Special characters
31 characters
Blank meter name
ION Enterprise
Run-time error 1004
invalid name


The error message that appears will look like the following:

There are a couple solutions to this issue.
Method 1) Create a new device with a shorter name and use to assign the old data to the new meter.
Method 2) Enable the query-based workflow by unhiding the Template worksheet and setting USEDEFAULTCONFIGVIEW to 0. Next, choose the logs to query, and the name chosen for the query will become the worksheet name. To do this do the following:
a) Browse to ...IONEnterprise\config\reports and open the report in question.
b) Go to Format > Sheet > Unhide
c) Make sure that the USEDEFAULTCONFIGVIEW is set to 0.
d) Save, exit, and try the report again.

  • Date Created: June 17, 2008
    Last Revised: February 17, 2009
    Original Author: MN
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