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Name Your Data Fields

Solution: Change the name of the each field by either right-clicking each control or right-clicking the fields in the Fields pane and selecting Properties. Enter a new name for the field name. Figure 2.6 provides an example.

Figure 2.6

Figure 2.6 Naming your fields appropriately makes them easier to identify and manage.

To be consistent, naming conventions should be established. Developers may use camel case (for example, lastName, firstName), whereas business analysts might use Pascal case (for example, LastName, FirstName). There is no wrong answer as long as everyone follows the same standards.

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