General naming guidelines

The following conventions apply to all resource names. Additional resource-specific conventions are included in the descriptions of each resource.

Resource names

All words in a resource name begin with an uppercase letter followed by the remaining characters in lowercase, as in “Customer_Maintenance.” The exception to this rule is any standard abbreviation used in a resource name, such as YTD (year-to-date).

Using underscores

Use an underscore (_), not a space, between words in names given to composites, formats, data types, forms, windows, native pictures, tables, table keys and procedures.

Using spaces

Use a space between words in report names and field names, whether they’re local fields, global fields or system variables. Since these names can be viewed by users in the Report Writer and Modifier, using spaces between words makes them more readable.

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