SAP Note 754143 says, "Use only 10 characters for the software component name and for the vendor."
Wow! And no explanation is given. I assume, first of all, the note refers to software components defined in the SLD. 10 characters seems to be a pretty severe restriction, and I have not seen this advise anywhere else (in fact the example in the SAP Press book <i>Java Programming with the SAP Web Application Server</i> by Karl Kessler et al uses the software component JBOOK_EMPLOYEE = 14 chars).
Does anyone have any comments on this or experience using SC names > 10 chars, with or without problems? Any ideas on why this recommended limit?