Francis

yeah - add MIGHT to my statement - ;-)

After I read the other translate solutions, I realized that the blank is OK as is.

Cool technique! I got caught actually working, so Elvis, et al., beat me to it.

Vern

-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Francis Lapeyre" <flapeyre@xxxxxxxxx>

Vern,
Thanks, but it is possible that one of the screwy characters could be '~'
(or anything else on the keyboard). Blanks are OK in this case; I just want
to account for the other fat-finger characters that might have creeped in
before we clamped down on it.

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 3:04 PM, wrote:

Francis

This works at least back to V5R1

select cnmacc from arstageeo/arcnm where translate(cnmacc,
'0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ ',
'~') <> '~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~')
to the length of cnmacc.

This is case-sensitive - and your test includes blanks - so you need to
find a character that will never be found - you could do a like test against
'%~%', e.g.

HTH
Vern
-------------- Original message --------------
From: "Francis Lapeyre"

List,

I'm scratching my head here. I'm trying to find all intances where a
particular field does not have a space, a number, or an uppercase letter
in
it.

Using STRSQL, this does not work:


SELECT cnmacc FROM arstageeo/arcnm WHERE cnmacc not like('%
0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ%')

Niether does this:

SELECT cnmacc FROM arstageeo/arcnm WHERE trim(cnmacc) not in('%1%') and
trim(cnmacc) not in('%2%') and trim(cnmacc) not in('%3%') and
trim(cnmacc)
not in('%4%') and trim(cnmacc) not in('%5%') and trim(cnmacc) not
in('%6%')
and trim(cnmacc) not in('%7%') and trim(cnmacc) not in('%8%') and
trim(cnmacc) not in('%9%') and trim(cnmacc) not in('%0%') and
trim(cnmacc)
not in('%A%') and trim(cnmacc) not in('%B%') and trim(cnmacc) not
in('%C%')
and

(continuing the alpahbet) ...

trim(cnmacc) not in('%Z%')

This is a one-shot deal. We want to identify accounts in CNMACC (a
10-byte
fixed-length character field) which were entered with "funny"
characters.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.


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