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I personally observed with various organisations or even within an organisation if multiple development team is working on projects , there might be the development team could follow ambiguous naming conventions. It’s one of the best development practices when we are creating any objects like Stored Procedure, Function, view or table, a proper prefixing should be in place to identify the objects. Take an example, suppose we have to create a stored procedure, so many developer guys start stored procedure name with ‘SP_’ which relate stored procedure name as System stored procedure, system will try to find this stored procedure within system databases and it could be cause for performance bottleneck, to avoid this type happening and management of these types of user created objects, we can enforce objects naming convention policy with our Server as well as database level depending on requirement. We can manage this using Policy Based management (PBM).

Here, I am taking an example to enforce naming convention policy for Stored Procedure at server level. Let consider we want to enforce a policy where all new stored procedure should be create with a prefix ‘USP_’. To do this, here are the details steps.

Step 1) Open SSMS, Connect SQL Server instance, Expand Managementà Policy Management and Right Click on Conditions and select New Condition as “Stored Procedure Naming Conventions”

Step 2) Define values as , Name = Stored Procedure Naming Convention, Facet = Stored Procedure, Expression , in Field section select @Name, Operator LIKE and Value as ‘USP[_]%’, click on OK.
Details are as below

Now PBM condition has been created, verify from Condition Tab, it will look like as below,

Step 3) From Policy Management, right click on Policies and select New policy

Step 4) Set Name = Stored Procedure Naming, Check Condition = Your created condition name – here I am taking our created condition from previous steps – Stored Procedure Naming Conventions, in Against targets just keep Every, Evaluation Mode = On Change : Prevent, Server Restriction = None (Default) and click OK.

We have created Policy for stored procedure name

Step 5) Enable policy

We have created a policy to restrict Stored procedure name prefix, as per policy, now every stored procedure name will be started with USP_, other prefix will be not accepted, Let see in below example I have taken SP name as CustomerList, PBM enforcing the same,

Now if I change SP name as USP_CustomerList, it will be create.

Thanks, and keep reading.