Naming Conventions in Database Design

Even though I am not a professional database administrator, I have designed a number of databases. One thing that always plagued me when doing this is the lack of a common convention that can be used to create the database design. So, I have decided to create one for myself.

You may not agree with all the rules given here - feel free to copy this list and create a set of rules for yourself. But once it is created, make sure that you stick to it.

Database Name

Table name

Field Name

Naming Conventions

Default field names

Further Reading

Subscribe to Feed