• Subject: Re: Mixed Case Keys -Reply
  • From: David Morris <dmorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 10:22:57 -0600


>>> <DAsmussen@aol.com> 09/19 6:04 pm >>>

>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 posts?

Dean Asmussen

I have a copy of a Soundex implementation from the May 30, 1995 PC
Magazine.  I can fax it if you would like.  The example is in C++ but it should
be fairly easy to convert.  There is a good description of the algorithm,
shortfalls, strengths and how to modify it.  There was an article in one of the
AS/400 magazines shortly thereafter.  It is not listed on the spine so I will
have to dig if you really want it.

David Morris

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