SQL Server Naming Standards

What's in a name? The answer to this simple question often takes organizations months—or years—to define. Names should be chosen in a consistent manner across all SQL Server systems in your organization; for example, a word should not be abbreviated two different ways in two different places. Consistency with names is one of the building blocks of an infrastructure to which employees and users can become accustomed. Consistent naming enables employees to move from system to system (or software to software) and have basic expectations regarding names. This can help in the transition when learning a new environment.

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Naming standards are like filing standards. You have to think about the person who is storing the ...

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