[Pdx-pm] (OT) SQL style question

Kevin Long kevin.long at iovation.com
Thu Jan 13 16:50:09 PST 2005

I had the luxury of creating a system for a large but known set of
databases and tables. Additionally addition of new databases and tables
that users were not interested in reporting on were not needed.

You must admit that _CONTAINS_ is an unlikely name-part for a table =-)

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-----Original Message-----
From: David Wheeler [mailto:david at kineticode.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 4:34 PM
To: Kevin Long
Cc: pdx-pm-list at pm.org
Subject: Re: [Pdx-pm] (OT) SQL style question

On Jan 13, 2005, at 4:12 PM, Kevin Long wrote:

> I have use _DOT_ in the past. I would also consider other human 
> readable
> alternatives like _CONTAINS_ which conveys more meaning and avoids the
> difficulty of seeing a difference between A_VERY_LONG__THING and

What if you have a column named "contains"?

Recall that SQL entity names are case-insensitive unless you use 
quotation marks. And if you're going to use quotation marks, you might 
as well use a punctuation character to do the work (. or - or * or or + 
or something--or even -> :-)).



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