Naming Conventions in Database Design

Even though I am not a professional database administrator, I have designed a number of databases. One thing that always plagued me when doing this is the lack of a common convention that can be used to create the database design. So, I have decided to create one for myself.

You may not agree with all the rules given here - feel free to copy this list and create a set of rules for yourself. But once it is created, make sure that you stick to it.

Database Name

Table name

Field Name

Naming Conventions

Default field names

Further Reading

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