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ContextualNameRule Element (XML)

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview

Provides a hint on the best way to construct a composite name for the attribute.

  
<RelationshipEndVisualizationProperties>  
   ...  
   <ContextualNameRule>...</ContextualNameRule>  
   ...  
</RelationshipEndVisualizationProperties>  

CharacteristicDescription
Data type and lengthString (enumeration)
Default value-1
Cardinality0-1: Optional element that occurs once and only once.
RelationshipElement
Parent elementsRelationshipEndVisualizationProperties
Child elementsNone

Provides a hint to client applications about how to create unambiguous names for this attribute.

The value of the ContextualNameRule element is limited to one of the strings listed in the following table.

ValueDescription
NoneUse the name of the attribute.
ContextUse the name of the incoming relationship.
MergeFollowing the rules of the application language, concatenate the name of the incoming relationship and the attribute name.

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