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    Unanswered: Name of database

    I am currently installing SQL Server and need a name for my database. Is there a naming convention to follow.

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    no there is not. but use whole meaningful words.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    The only naming convention I've seen, which works well in quite some cases, is having table names that are plural form of nouns, eg Customers, Contracts, Addresses etc.
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    Use Cyrillic characters, and substitute the ascii value 160 for spaces. This will ensure long-term job security.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    if you use brackets, you can name each of your tables and columns a varying number of blank spaces. that makes for fun times.

    Code:
    select * from [ ] a join [   ] b on a.[  ]=b.[  ]
    or, just read the bible: http://mindprod.com/jgloss/unmain.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindman
    Use Cyrillic characters, and substitute the ascii value 160 for spaces. This will ensure long-term job security.
    Where do you work again...?

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    I have always been fond of the name Allison. If you have a female database, I heartily suggest Allison.

    Sorry. Been a long day.

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    Allison is OK, but "Brynn" makes my heart flutter. I'm sure all Brynns have brown eyes. I could fall in love with a database named Brynn.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindman
    Allison is OK, but "Brynn" makes my heart flutter. I'm sure all Brynns have brown eyes. I could fall in love with a database named Brynn.
    Wow ... gettin' a little punchy on the forums, eh?

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    Its Spring.
    I can see it out the window across from my cubicle.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullymooned
    I am currently installing SQL Server and need a name for my database. Is there a naming convention to follow.
    Foobar ... I've always wanted to see a database named Foobar ... or Plugh ... or Y2 ... or Plover ... or XYZZY

    -- This is all just a Figment of my Imagination --

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomh53
    ... or Plover ... or XYZZY
    I actually remember that game. Does that make me old?

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    Database? After installing SS you'll have 4 system databases: master, tempdb, model, and msdb.
    Then you create new databases for the data you want to work with. Choose a logical, descriptive name. If its for payroll data, "Payroll" might be a good name.
    Maybe you're talking about the Server and Instance names. I kept the default workstation name when I installed my OS (Win 2K). I also accepted the default instance name when I installed Sql Server with VS.Net. So now I have to type "HOME-76yvI250x/VSdotNet" to specify my server. I'd suggest something easier!
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    We used to have a database called "Live" *sigh*
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    I never knew database is feminine or musculine.... LOL what do you mean Female database....

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