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    Database Independant Naming Conventions

    Are there any database independant guidelines which deal with naming conventions for tables, relations, relationships etc. I am trying to find stuff through google and coming up blank.

    Is there an international body that may have written something about this. I am trying to design a database with these standards in mind. I know that each proprietary system has their own limitations for these and was wanting something generic.

    I suppose I am after the ODBC Data Naming Conventions or OBDCDNC or the equivalent.

    Harry

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    Wink Database Independant Naming Conventions

    You should refer to Hungarian Notation for standard naming conventions. You might find something on it. A REALLY good reference, albeit unofficial, is HERE . Here are some additional resources. I hope this helps!

    McConnell, Steve. Code Complete. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1993.
    McConnell, Steve. Software Project Survival Guide. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1998.
    Maguire, Steve. Writing Solid Code. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Press, 1993.
    Ranade and Nash. The Elements of C Programming Style. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992.
    Kernighan and Plauger. The Elements of Programming Style. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.
    Caner, Cem, et al. Testing Computer Software, Second Edition. New York: Wiley Computer Publishing, 1999.
    Hunt, Andrew, et al. The Pragmatic Programmer. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2000.

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    ps. try this also:

    DB Naming Conventions

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    This is the sort of stuff I was after but what I needed was a site that detailed a naming convention that covered the majority of databases. For instance the underscore is a single wildcard in Oracle but a valid namespace character in mysqlserver.

    I suppose I will have to trawl the main databases for their naming conventions and come up with something generic.

    Harry

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