Naming Convention : tips
Hi, anyone should read an apply the Naming conventions which are described in Anapedia. I found it usefull to add some personnal ideas. When you build a model, you will often find duplicate names for :
- module (Sales Plan)
- dashboard (Sales Plan)
- action open dashboard (Sales plan)
Of course Anaplan will prevent using the same name in duplicates, and your entry will be rejected, but when the model starts to be huge, it will take some seconds or dozen of seconds or even more than one minute before you get the hand back, waiting for your mistake to be solved. To avoid this, I usually build my model by the following conventions, in combination with Anapedia's good practices :
- module : Sales Plan Calc or Sales Plan Entry but NEVER DATA ENtry which i reserved for dashboard.
- dashboard : Sales Plan or Sale Plan Data Entry. I use a name (substantive /noun)
- action to open dahsboard : Enter Sales Plan. I use a verb because it's an action.
Of course I do it in french because most of my models are in french. The example I wrote here are only for illustration purposes. The idea is to find a recurring pattern which can be applied and remembered by the model builders and which fit Anapedia's practice. My pattern is : Module : process description. Dashboard : Name Action Open dashboard : Verb Eager to hear abour your own practices. Kind regards. Michel.