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Datatypes or Data Types?

Nov 23, 2015   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data Modeling, DLBlog, Fun  //  No Comments

I conducted a Twitter poll last week about how to spell DATATYPE (or is it DATA TYPEs?).  Many compound words start out as two separate words, then get hyphenated, then concatenated to a new word.  We saw this with:

data base –> data-base –> database

I keep seeing data types spelled both ways (and never as data-type).

Ted Codd used DATA TYPE in his 12 Rules for a Relational Database Product.

Embarcadero ER/Studio and CA ERwin Data Modeler use DATATYPE in their products and occasionally use DATA TYPE in their help or documentation.

Oracle uses both spellings in their documentation.  Microsoft sticks heavily to DATA TYPE.

Twitter polls last for 24 hours and not all clients can see or vote on them. So consider this more of a fun question on social media.

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How do you spell this concept? Are there other words you find with a variety of spellings?

Speaking: DAMA Chicago 19 October – Data Management: The Straw Poll

Oct 4, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data, Project Management, Speaking  //  No Comments

Chicago "bean"

The next stop on my DAMA Speaking Tour will be DAMA Chicago on 19 October, where I’ll be presenting on:

Data Management: The Straw Poll

As DAMA heads into its 4th decade, the data management profession works on refining existing approaches, plans for new ones, and investigates emerging topics.  In this session, we will discuss the priorities, roles, and benefits of past, current and new technologies, tools, methods, and patterns.

This highly interactive discussion will measure and record the opinions of the local data management profession.  Topics will cover the enterprise architecture, data architecture, application development, information sharing, project politics,  master data management, data quality  and silver bullet specializations…and more.

Bring your opinions, insights, long-held beliefs and personal experiences.

 

This is a brand new presentation and will follow a format similar to my Data Modeling Contentious Issues presentation, but we will be talking about Data Management as a whole, not specific data modeling issues.  So come join us.

Meeting location: Discover, 2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015-1838 (which is between Deerfield and Northbrook).

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