Restrictions to attribute names in formulas


We previously had a thread that talked about “$” cannot be used as an attribute name in formula calculations. Basically such attributes won’t show up as an option as variables.

Now I just discovered some non-English characters are not supported either.
There are always workaround, but in my case it requires restructuring the data so non English speaker don’t get confused.

Two suggestions:

  1. Make such limitation very clear in both documentation and in the formula popup prompt.
  2. Add support for non English characters, otherwise all Infinity attributes (shown as table titles) must remain in English you are basically limiting yourself to English only users.
  3. You should make the plans ASAP in your data structure so it won’t later become a huge job after it’s deeply integrated with other features.


Hello @j11, would you be able to give me an example of the non-English attribute name that you used so that I can test it myself as well as give more details to the dev team? So they can discuss and see how this problem can be solved - i.e. whether it’s possible to remove those limitations.



Just to let you know: Special german language characters seem to work fine: ä ü ö ß

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Good to know @micck!



Some Chinese for your reference.
年 (year)
月 (month)
日 (day)
次 (count)
量 (quantity)

I’ve found that prepending an alphabet character solves the problem.