Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tips & Tricks: Helpful Naming Conventions

Establishing file naming conventions in ACL is important so that others know where to find specific data and what each file contains. To help us better organize our projects in a consistent and descriptive manner, we have adopted a few naming conventions that eliminate the confusion between a result file and an arbitrary file that was used to create that final file.

Prefix all final files with a “R_” at the beginning of the file name to indicate a result file.

Prefix all temporary files with a “T_” at the beginning of the file name to indicate a temporary table.

Just as important as it is to make sure you are using consistent naming conventions throughout your project, it is also in best practice to prefix all computed fields with “c.” Since all computed fields are not original data, this naming convention will make it easier to identify which ones you created.