4.2 Process and Function Naming Conventions

All the naming standards suggest a standard prefix for packaged applications (expressed as PP). For example OE (order entry package) or GL (general ledger package).

Following is a naming standard recommended for processes and functions:

 

For In-House Development

For Package Development

Processes:

Oooaaa

Ppaaaooo

Functions:

Ooonnnn

Ooonnnn

 

Where:

   ooo indicates the basic or primary object that the process uses. For example:

CUS

Customers

ORD

Orders

SYS

General system procedures

LGR

Ledgers

 

 

   aaa indicates the type of actions taken on the object by functions within the process. For example:

MNT

Maintenance

REP

Reports

WRK

Work with

CTL

Control routines

SBR

General subroutines

SEL

Selection subroutines

MNU

Displays a menu

 

 

   nnnn is a sequentially assigned number within the "ooo" grouping. For example:

ORD0001

Enter new order details

ORD0002

Modify current order details

ORD0003

Modify back order details