5 thoughts on “What the heck does ‘ALFKI’ mean?

  1. user

    It’s the unique key of “Alfreds Futterkiste”, the first “Customers” table entry in Microsoft’s “Northwind” sample database that ships with SQL Server.

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  2. user

    ‘ALFKI’ is the primary identifier of a known Customer record in the Northwind sample Database from Microsoft.

    It is used here and there almost as “foobar” is used as a canonical variable name.

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  3. user

    It’s the primary key (CustomerID) of the First Customer entry in the Microsoft Northwind Demo Database

    ALFKI   
    Alfreds Futterkiste 
    Maria Anders    
    Sales Representative    
    Obere Str. 57   Berlin      
    12209   
    Germany 
    030-0074321 
    030-0076545
    
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