Documentation Conventions (SQL Server Compact Edition)

The following table shows the conventions that are used in SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Books Online to distinguish elements of text.

Convention Used for


Transact-SQL keywords and SQL elements.

Initial Capitals

Paths and file names.


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.


User-supplied variables, relationships, and phrasing.


Code samples, examples, display text, and error messages.