I am trying to find out if the
: character is allowed in the name of ESRI's shapefile field.
I googled, but I couldn't find an answer. Here is an interesting quote from the article from ESRI FAQ stating:
Eliminate any characters that are not alphanumeric character or an underscore.
Does this mean that the
: character is not allowed? Or is it allowed to use it, but it is recommended not to use it? If yes, then why?