• Subject: Re: Mixed Case Keys
  • From: DAsmussen@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 20:04:34 -0400 (EDT)


In a message dated 97-09-19 14:29:36 EDT, you write:

> I have a physical file with a name field containing mixed case 
>  letters.  I would like to use the name as a key field.  On my 
>  programs I always provide an input field to position the list.  
>  User's have a difficult time getting the name keyed in the exact 
>  upper/lower case to position the list correctly.  What are some ways 
>  to design a logical file or the application to ignore the case and 
>  position the list correctly.

I'm not sure that a logical is the answer, although the XLATE op code can be
used to translate the characters in RPG.  There was a discussion here a year
or so ago regarding SOUNDEX implementation on the AS/400 (e.g., key in what
the name "sounds like" and get a record back).  Anyone still have those old


Dean Asmussen
Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc.
Fuquay-Varina, NC  USA
E-Mail:  DAsmussen@AOL.COM

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