Re: Field naming conventions

From: Paul <>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 12:45:17 +0000
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"Charlie" <> wrote:

> Is there a resource for database field naming conventions?

Avoid at all costs using reserved words (either in your target db or others that you may know about). Some dbs allow you to do this by quoting or other mechanisms. Avoid like the plague.

There is of course the underscore versus capitalisation debate - I prefer underscores - SQL standard is not case sensitive.


> Jerry


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