Naming Conventions

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Naming Conventions

Post by eagles9999 »

I am interested to hear from others regarding any naming conventions you use.

In particular, Processes.

I am sure we have all been in the situation whereby we create a Process called, say, CalculateAmountForAllWidgets and then we find we need subprocesses and
end up with a mess of Process and Subprocess names that are hard to follow. This can be assisted by placing Subprocesses UNDER a Parent Process but still can be
I am sure that by using a good naming convention would help.... hence the question.

Tell us what you use.
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Re: Naming Conventions

Post by PointsWell »

Object Action Sub Activity StepNo Brief Description

eg This deals with all the steps in the execution of a Contract step 000 is the root that is called
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Everything sorts and stays close together as long as you put it in the right category if you are using categories otherwise if you don't use categories it all sorts.

Nice and easy to follow in the log too.
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Re: Naming Conventions

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Re: Naming Conventions

Post by tford »

Very similar to PointsWell. For two processes that are related, I use Process_1 and Process_2.

In this exmaple, _1 calls _2, then _2 calls _2a 2b 2e or 2f depending on IF statements in _2. I could have included all of the 2a-2f logic in _2, but making each a different process helped me keep it super clear in my mind.
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As for shortcut Attribute names, I use a different naming scheme than most on the forums:

In Student BO, I have a reference Attribute called School. To shortcut various attributes of School into Student, I append _sc so I'm clear by looking at the attribute name that it is a shortcut. For example, names would be:


This naming convention also keeps all the attributes which are shortcuts from BDL sorted together on the Student screen in the Configuration Tool.
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Re: Naming Conventions

Post by BLOMASKY »

WOW. I am not anywhere near as organized as you guys. The few processes that call a 2nd or 3rd step have "_step2" appended to them. I do have a LOT of folders so it is pretty easy to find where the processes are.

Since I learned from the Jedi Master (errr, I mean, Aware Master, Mark). I use his naming, and like the fact that all shortcuts are next to each other. (of course, now that Aware color codes shortcuts and relationships, perhaps not as important. I still use ob_, om_, ps_ and pm_ as a prefix for my relationships.

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