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How to clean a table from badly named column names

Someone gives you a backup of a database, you restore it and the first thing you notice is that the column names have percent signs and underscores in them. It would be easy to fix this if it was one table but in this case there are hundreds of tables. The solution is to loop […]


ISO-11179 Naming Conventions

Straight from the man himself comes this statement posted in the microsoft.public.sqlserver.programming forum: “You need to read ISO-11179 so you use proper data element names. You actually had “tbl-“on the table names! Sometimes “id” id a prefix and sometimes it is a postfix.” Of course you know who I am talking about? No? Joe Celko […]