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Unable to include Special Characters ( ), [ ] or $ in Model Names in Spectrum after upgrade to 21.2.8


Article ID: 238716


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CA Spectrum DX NetOps


Prior to Spectrum release 21.2.8, you could update the Model Name with special characters like [] () $. However, after 21.2.8 upgrade, the following  error is thrown if these characters are included in a Model Name:

SPC-OCC-10563:An invalid model name was entered. It should match with the pattern defined.


DX NetOps Spectrum 21.2.8 or later


There is a security vulnerability with outside scripts creating models in Spectrum without character validation.   This regex entry addresses the character validation entry and must be edited and/or modified by each individual customer to determine what they will or will not allow.


In Spectrum 21.2.8, a new Regular Expression filter is being used for Model naming:

TechDocs : DX NetOps 21.2.8 Spectrum : RegEx for Model Names

In the file:


There is the following section:





      <param name="regex">[\p{L}\p{Digit}/., _-]+</param>



The regex section in green is what you will have to add to to allow other special characters. To match a character having special meaning in regex such as

( ) [ and ]

You need to use a escape sequence prefix with a backslash (\). For example:

\. matches "."

\+ matches "+"

\( matches "("

The last three characters of the regex:


Meaning if the regex finds any of the preceding characters, anywhere in the given string, then allow it. So you would need to use the escape prefix \ before these special characters:

[\p{L}\p{Digit}/., _\(\)\[\]\$-]+

If & is required, it will need to be encoded like the below:

<param name="regex">[\p{L}\p{Digit}/., _&amp;-]+</param>


You will need to stop and restart the OneClick Tomcat process for the changes to take effect.


Additional Information

Make sure you are editing this file:


Do not move this or edit the one in custom/topo/config.

Please note your changes may be overwritten during an upgrade.

This is tentatively scheduled to be fixed in 22.2.5 by defect DE548816  which will allow you to copy the file to /custom/topo/config to preserve the changes through upgrade. file has the regEx for validating the data entered in the OneClick Administration pages whereas ModelNameVerifier is to validate model name at OC client side. 
Updating the file will not have any effect on ModelName verification.