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Turning off case sensitive search

Turning off case sensitive search

Turning off case sensitive search

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How does one indicate that the key search in a particular column is not case sensitive? Currently,one has to get the case exactly right in order for a match on a query to work. How does one make SQL ignore case in specific columns?

RE: Turning off case sensitive search

As far as I remember its an option in the setup of SS.

You can rerun the setup again without overwriting your databases.

RE: Turning off case sensitive search

You cannot make specific columns case-insensitive, only your whole server.

If you run 'sp_helpsort' it will tell you all about your charset and sort order. The default is case-insensitive and I would be surprised if yours is case-sensitive, if so then it was changed for a reason.

The sort order can be changed by re-running the install, but you will need to rebuild your database and reload your data....

I tended to get round it by using the UPPER function, e.g.

SELECT Cust_details from customer
where UPPER(Custname) = "BLOGGS"

This may however stop the index being used and reduce performance.

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