LlSetObjectName

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Summary

Function: llSetObjectName( string name );

Sets the prim's name according to the name parameter.

• string name

If this function is called from a child prim in a linked set, it will change the name of the child prim and not the root prim.

Caveats

  • The name is limited to 63 characters. Longer prim names are cut short.
  • Names can only consist of the 95 printable characters found in the ASCII-7 (non-extended) character set, with the exception of the vertical bar/pipe ("|") character.
    • Non-ASCII characters will be replaced with two question marks ("??").
    • Objects with all-whitespace names (e.g., a space or a series of spaces) will appear as "(Unnamed)" if they emit chat via llSay, llOwnerSay, llInstantMessage, etc.
  • While an object is attached, the script cannot change the name of the object as it appears in the user's inventory.[1]
    • Changes to the name of the root prim (with llSetObjectName for example) will not be saved to inventory; when the attachment is detached (to inventory, not dropped) this name change is discarded and the name in inventory is used instead.
    • When attachment is dropped (to the ground) and taking it into inventory, the inventory item will have the new name (not the old).
  • Changes to the names of child prims will be saved back to inventory when the object is detached to inventory. They survive detachment.
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Examples

Set this prim's name Set the root prim's name
default
{
    state_entry()
    {
        llSetObjectName("NEW PRIM NAME");
    }
}
default
{
    state_entry()
    {
        llSetLinkPrimitiveParamsFast(LINK_ROOT,
            [PRIM_NAME, "NEW ROOT PRIM NAME"]);
    }
}

See Also

Functions

•  llGetObjectName Get the prims name
•  llGetLinkName Get a linked prims name
•  llGetObjectDesc Get the prims description
•  llSetObjectDesc Set the prims description
•  llGetObjectDetails Get a list of object details

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Deep Notes

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Whether or not this is a bug is still debated, regardless LL has said they will not fix it. This behavior was first recognized as a pain point in 2006 and only confirmed to be lava-flowed more recently (2011).

Signature

function void llSetObjectName( string name );