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Characters to Avoid in a Database Path and Filename

Certain characters can cause problems if they are used in a database path and/or database filename.  Avoid using any of the following characters when creating a database path or a database filename.

# pound/hash mark < left angle/greater-than $ dollar sign + plus sign
% percent > right angle/less-than ! exclamation mark ` backtick
& ampersand * asterisk single quote/apostrophe | pipe
{ left bracket ? question mark double quote = equal sign
} right bracket / forward slash : colon ^ circumflex 
\ back slash    blank spaces @ commercial at sign ~ tilde

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