(Original by SD. Updated for new KB system w/minor corrections.)
When a model has exceeded the limit for DDS names of fields of a particular type, a blank field name will be generated instead of valid characters. The limit is ‘AA’ to ‘Z9’, ie 936, DDS names for each field type eg CDE, TXT, etc. If a fields DDS names is blank, the objects that use it will not successfully generate or compile. Similar problems will result when a model runs out of format names or function names. See the appropriate section below for directions on correcting each of these three problems.
Note: This workaround was developed to be compatible with the then current release of 2E within a specific environment. However slight, there exists a possibility that this workaround might not be appropriate to your situation or that it has been superseded. Do not attempt this procedure without confirmation from our Tech Support Staff. Latest known version used was r8.7.
Our Tech Support Staff strongly recommends that you BACKUP your model before attempting this or any workaround. We cannot accept responsibility for improperly executed or outdated procedures.