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Principles of Data Management - Facilitating information sharing Second edition by Keith Gordon

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APPENDIX DAN EXAMPLE OF A DATA NAMING CONVENTION

This data naming convention is based on a convention developed for a client. A similar naming convention is described by Michael Brackett in his book Data Sharing: Using a Common Data Architecture, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1994.

INTRODUCTION

1. The purpose of applying a data naming standard to the naming of all data objects (entity types, attributes, domains and relationships in conceptual data models, and tables and columns in the logical schemas for SQL databases) is to ensure that all data objects have consistent, unique and meaningful names.

2. The parts of this data naming standard are:

  1. concepts used in naming (paragraphs 3 to 13);
  2. the naming of entity types in a conceptual data ...

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