Application Overview
Data Model
Mgmt User Interface
Commerce Co, Inc. Coding Standards

   Consistent across pages, applications, and implementations
   Easier to read
   Easier to maintain
   Easier to reuse in other applications or implementations

General Usage Rules
   Never use ASP session variables.
   Isolate as much of the application's functionality as possible into separate functions and procedures.
   Use the Commerce Co, Inc. error handling methods within each procedure.

Indenting and Spacing
  Use tabs instead of spaces to indent code
  Indent all lines of code within control statements, loops, and procedures. Do not indent the END line.
  Place one blank line before and after each code block.
  Place a comma and space after every item in a list.

  If it takes more than a few seconds to recall what a section of code does, add comments to explain it.
  Comments should appear on their own line, not after the end of a line of code.
  Place comments directly above the line(s) of code they apply to. Use the same indentation for both.
  Fit comment lines within the horizontal viewing width of the screen.
  If more than one line is needed for the comment, break it into several lines.
  A blank line should precede comments or comment paragraphs.
  Comments not only can describe code function and operation, but also other information such as tasks to-do, notes, and warnings.

Directory and File Naming Conventions
  Use mixed case for directory and file names, with initial caps for each word. SendMessage.asp
  Use meaningful names for application directories so that their purpose is apparent. OrderStatus
  Use ASP names that describe the role of the page in the application. SearchRequest.asp, SearchResponse.asp

Global Variables
  Prefix global variables with "g_"; for example, "g_objCCUserSession".
  Use global variables only to store data or refer to objects that are used by more than one procedure - Commerce Co, Inc. user session and error objects, the user's session ID, and the XMLDOM object if it is used in multiple procedures.
  Initialize all global variable values and object references in the Initialize subroutine
  Destroy all global object references in the DeInitialize subroutine

Local Variables
  Use local variables as much as possible within your procedures.
  Destroy all local object references created within a procedure before exiting the procedure

Variable Naming
Data Type Prefix   Data Type Prefix
String str Currency cur
Integer int Boolean bol
Long lng Object obj
Double dbl Date dat
Single sgl XML xml

  Capitalize constants, and use underscores to delimit words. For example:
Const APP_ID = "MessageCenter"