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Documentation Conventions

SQL Server 2000

The following conventions are used in SQL Server Books Online to distinguish elements of text.

Convention Used for
UPPERCASE Transact-SQL keywords and SQL elements.
Initial Capitals Paths and file names.
Bold Database names, table names, column names, stored procedures, command-prompt utilities, menus, commands, dialog box options, programming elements, and text that must be typed exactly as shown.
Italic User-supplied variables, relationships, and phrasings.
Monospace Code samples, examples, display text, and error messages.
English text only References to the data contained in the pubs, Northwind, and Foodmart databases, or other data used in examples.

See Also

DB-Library for C Syntax Conventions

Replication Syntax Conventions

SQL-DMO Syntax Conventions

Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

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