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In addition to abbreviations making the spelling of names difficult to remember, they obscure the nature of the data the column or table contains. What is PE? SLSTAXPCT? CDLEXP? ■ Underlines are used inconsistently. Sometimes they are used to separate words in a name, other times they are not. How will anyone remember which name does or doesn’t have an underline? ■ Use of plurals is inconsistent. Is it EMP or EMPS? Is it NOTE or NOTES? ■ Rules apparently used have immediate limitations. If the first letter of the table name is to be used for a name column, as in DNAME, what happens when a DIVISION table becomes necessary?
Any codes? Nope. Any abbreviations? Yes, a few everyday abbreviations that any English-speaking reader would understand immediately. ” FIGURE 2-1. vp Wednesday, April 12, 2000 3:55:44 PM A page from Talbot’s ledger 21 ORACLE Series / Oracle 8i: TCR / Loney / 2364-8 / Chapter 2 Blind Folio 2:22 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen 22 Part I: Critical Database Concepts In many applications today, this same transaction would be represented in the computer files with something like “028 04 1 4 60227 3137”—that is, the Julian date for the 28th day of the year, transaction code 04 (a sell) of quantity 1 of quantity type 4 (cord) of item 60227 (60=wood, 22=unfinished, 7=cut) to customer 3137 (Methodist Church).
The job of building an application is improperly done without it. vp Wednesday, April 12, 2000 3:55:48 PM 33 ORACLE Series / Oracle 8i: TCR / Loney / 2364-8 / Chapter 2 Blind Folio 2:34 Color profile: Disabled Composite Default screen 34 Part I: Critical Database Concepts English Terms for the Data Having raised the important issue of naming conventions for tables and columns, the next step is to look at the data itself. After all, when the data from the tables is printed on a report, how self-evident the data is will determine how understandable the report is.