Argos Naming Conventions
General Forumla: [form]_[type]_[purpose]
Casing: Camel case (modified)
- No spaces are allowed in variable names.
- An underscore is used to separate words when naming.
Examples: main, contacts, charts
Examples: main_LB_Degrees, main_DD_CurrTerm
- BT (Button)
- CB (Check Box)
- CH (Chart)
- DD (Drop Down List Box)
- DT (Date Entry)
- EB (Edit Box)
- LB (List Box)
- MB (Memo Box)
- MC (Multi-Column List Box)
- RB (Radio Button)
Examples: sql_main_GetStudentID, main_DD_CurrTerm, main_LB_Donors
The "purpose" should provide a what or how this object will be used.
Other Types (SQL / Results)
Examples: sql_main_ChrtEnrl (an SQL variable to drive an enrollment chart on form Main … etc)
Examples: res_main_MC_AllEnrolled, res_contacts_OLAP_DonatePctTarget
Some variables are outside of the Form. With these, we prefix them with the External Type first. sql (SQL) res (Results)
Note: As we learn more about the Evisions Argos product, these standards and best practices will grow and be revised to suit our environment more closely.