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charlieg1-Jun-21 14:56
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GeneralNaming conventions? We don't need no stinkin' naming conventions (or any convention or even common sense for that matter)! PinPopular
Sander Rossel1-Jun-21 9:56
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Had to write some query on a SQL Server database today.
Opening the database took close to a minute.
What I saw then will forever haunt me.

Table names like [01 Some Company & Partner l.l.c.$Customer Ledger item], but also [01 Some Company & Partner llc$Cust something else], because sometimes you need Customer while other times you simply need Cust.
Each table had columns with names like [Entry No_], [Customer report code 1] and [Amount (CNY)] (CNY apparently means "currency", but with column names like that why even bother to abbreviate?) Sigh | :sigh:
So we've got names with spaces, dots, numbers and symbols, complex enough to pass a password complexity validation!

Now there's something particularly odd about the table name...
The part before the $ is actually a company name and it turned out this database has the same tables for 23(!) companies, and some other (un?)related tables, giving the database a staggering 41,000+ tables! WTF | :WTF:
So let me say this again so you can be sure you read it right and I spelled it correctly... OVER FORTY-ONE THOUSAND TABLES! WTF | :WTF:
It was a bit over 1700 tables per company, which I already think is A LOT, combined in a single database.
SQL Server allows for int.MaxValue objects in a single database and I have a feeling this application was pushing the limit (if not, not for lack of trying) Laugh | :laugh:

I'm assuming most of it is generated, but even then, WHY WOULD YOU GENERATE SUCH !G($#&#$(!#FElephant | [mastadon] J!#(P!? Mad | :mad:

Sometimes you think you've seen it all and then you run into something like this and realize there really is no limit to human stupidity Sigh | :sigh:

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