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  • bluize
    Re: Finding Mixed Case Records

    Thanks everyone for your input, sorry late in replying, was traveling all day yesterday. I'll try some of the suggestions and see where that gets me.


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  • crimmelcp
    Re: Finding Mixed Case Records

    What are you really asking?
    Some mixed case cities should be spelled as mixed case
    example MaCarthur Texas

    If you are trying to find out if the post updated the correct zip code
    add a logical field to your table
    foundzip L 1
    initialize to .f.
    when you do the post routine set to .t.
    Then reports could be filtered based on foundzip = true or false.

    It would also tell you which needed to be added to your zipcode table.

    If you just wanted all cities to be upper case, in field rules you could have UPPER(cityname)

    Charlie Crimmel

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  • Al Buchholz
    Re: Finding Mixed Case Records

    Originally posted by bluize View Post
    So, what I am wondering is there a way that I can generate a report that will show me all the records that has Upper and Lower case for the City name? Is there an existing function to identify them or am I off base.
    filter for the report would be:
    note the double equals sign..

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  • Stan Mathews
    Re: Finding Mixed Case Records

    So, what I am wondering is there a way that I can generate a report that will show me all the records that has Upper and Lower case for the City name?
    I think Mike is on the right track but you may be able to simplify your filter.

    Don't you really just want to know if the second letter of the city name is lower case?

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  • MikeC
    Re: Finding Mixed Case Records

    I do not know of an off the shelf function but IsUpper() and/or IsLower(), in conjunction with substr() could be used to determine what the case of a word's letters are.

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  • bluize
    started a topic Finding Mixed Case Records

    Finding Mixed Case Records

    There is probably a very simple way of doing this, but I can't seem to get a handle on it and need some expert help.

    I have table that contains student data that has been pulled from the colleges registration system. There is the usual demographic pieces of data, name, address, city, state, zip. I have a master table of all Zip codes and what city and state they are in. I have run a procedure that updates the record with the city and state based on the zip code that matches the zip in the master table. The city name that is posted back to the student table is all Upper Case, I have noticed when scrolling through the data that there are numerous cities that are still in Upper and Lower case i.e., New York instead of NEW YORK which tells me that the zip code for that record is wrong and no update was performed.

    So, what I am wondering is there a way that I can generate a report that will show me all the records that has Upper and Lower case for the City name? Is there an existing function to identify them or am I off base.

    Thank you in advance for any and all help.