• Subject: Re: Case Insensitive Lookup
  • From: "Joe Teff" <jteff19@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 23:35:18 -0600

>I'm trying to provide a case insensitive lookup for a database key field
>containing both upper and lower case.  The user, by typing:
>
>FLINTSTONE, FRED
>
>should be positioned to:
>
>Flintstone, Fred
>Flintstone, Wilma
>etc.
>
>Using the normal collating sequence, this would position beyond all of the
F's.
>How can this be done without changing the actual data to upper case or
creating
>an additional field containing the upper case version.
>
>There must be a simple way to do this...
>
>Thanks for any help you can provide!
>
>Glenn


Create a logical with a field that translates your field to upper case.
There is
a DDS keyword to cause the translation and a system table with the lower
to upper case translation. Your data remains in mixed case in your physical,
but the logical maintains a version translated to upper case.

Joe Teff

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