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Whether you are naming tables, stored procedures, columns, or any other SQL Server object, there are a few rules that you should plan to follow These rules ensure that the names you use will not cause problems and will prevent you from having to add extra code when referencing these objects We look at the general rules now and get into the object-specific rules a little later Again, these are not hard-and-fast rules, but they are good guidelines
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Although SQL Server will happily allow you to enter names that contain spaces, don t do it A view name like Orders by Customer may seem like a good idea (after all, it is descriptive), but you should avoid it at all costs Some applications are completely unable to deal with the space in an object name, and your T-SQL code can deal with this name only if you enclose it in square brackets, such as [Orders by Customer]
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Using hyphens (-), also commonly known as dashes, can cause a problem similar to the one caused by using spaces A hyphen in T-SQL is, among other things, the minus operator Using a hyphen in an object name not only will confuse the compiler but also can lead to unexpected results Although a hyphen won t cause as many problems as a space, it is still wise to avoid its use
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This one can be a real pain Naming an object with a keyword can lead to all kinds of problems The list of SQL Server keywords is too long to include here, but you will know it s a keyword if it turns blue in the SQL
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Server tools or in a T-SQL query or script Keywords include, but are not limited to, the following:
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There is really no good way to know all the keywords, although there are some references on the Internet, so your best bet is to use the compiler and a little common sense If you have been around SQL Server for any length of time, you will recognize many keywords Just remember that if it s a command that can be used to do something in SQL Server, then it s probably a keyword Additionally, you can find a complete list of in Appendix C, SQL Server 2008 Reserved Words What s the big deal Why can t you use keywords for object names First of all, it can confuse other people who are trying to read a script that was written against the database Second, and more importantly, it confuses the T-SQL compiler When SQL Server encounters a script like the one that follows, it can t make heads or tails of the syntax and throws an error
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This is an extreme example, but you can see how SQL Server would have no idea you have a table named INSERT with columns named where, and, name, and date You would receive a syntax error when compiling this code, and you would need to surround all the keywords with square brackets, as follows This fixes the syntax problems but doesn t make it any easier for a person to read
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In our opinion, too many people abuse the ability to give things longer names these days This isn t limited to databases by any stretch In Windows, files can have extremely long names, and SQL Server is no different A short but descriptive name is always a better alternative to a long, more human-readable name Long names don t cause syntax problems, but they cause frustration and can cause developers to write some ugly-looking code Imagine a database where stored procedures have names such as proc_select_all_customer_data_by_company_grouped_by_month Although this doesn t break any of our other rules no spaces or dashes, and no keywords it is a little long to deal with Imagine trying to type that in each script you write It would be time consuming, not to mention causing great difficulty in locating a typo if one should occur Now imagine a whole script filled with table and view names similar to this one It is always best to keep it short In this case, a name like proc_monthly _custdata_by_company, though still a little long, would be a much better alternative In addition to being short, the name should be descriptive Don t go too far to the other extreme and start calling views something like mtcusdat This name could mean almost anything Make sure you follow both aspects of this rule: short and simple, but long enough to have meaning
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