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RE: naming conventions for Oracle/Unix vs. SQL Server

From: Mark Leith <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 08:10:12 -0800
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The only way to insert a column name in mixed case with Oracle is to enclose the create statements column names in "double-quotes".. This also means that when selecting from the created table, you have to enclose the mixed case column name in double quotes as well.. Ad-hoc type queries could go wrong all the time if people forget to do this..

There may be better reasons not to - but this is the one that jumps to mind for me..

HTH Mark

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-----Original Message-----
Sent: 29 July 2002 16:59
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Please help. I work in an organization where we have both SQL Server on NT and Oracle on Unix. SQL Server and developers who are used to GUI's in NT like column names to have mixed case with no underscores. The Unix folk - like myself prefer underscores and one case. Is there any reason not to adopt mixed case for Oracle? Is this really just what I am used to? I have been using this standard for so long that it maybe the reasons I adopted it do not any longer exist or are not as compelling as developer's today are more comfortable with mixed case.


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