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Submitted on: 10/26/2003 1:35:37 PM
By: Peter Schmitz 
Level: Advanced
User Rating: Unrated
Compatibility:SQL Server 2000

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     This little snippet will allow you to change words in characterfields to uppercase. Might be usefull on Fullname fields or similar datafields.
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-- Name: Uppercase
-- Description:This little snippet will 
--     allow you to change words in characterfi
--     elds to uppercase. Might be usefull on F
--     ullname fields or similar datafields.
-- By: Peter Schmitz
-- Assumes:The code will query for all f
--     ields containing a space. Then, it will 
--     query those rows, find where the space i
--     s, and convert the next character to upp
--     ercase. This was tested on a SQL Server 
--     2000 system. Might work on other version
--     s too.
-- Side Effects:None known.
--This code is copyrighted and has-- limited warranties.Please see http://
--     www.Planet-Source-Code.com/vb/scripts/Sh
--     owCode.asp?txtCodeId=777&lngWId;=5--for details.--**************************************

DECLARE @Name varchar(60)
SELECT FullName FROM Customers WHERE FullName LIKE '% %'
OPEN curName
    	DECLARE @SpacePosition int
    	-- Find out WHERE first space IS
    	SELECT @SpacePosition = CHARINDEX (' ', @Name)
    	-- Make Character after first space uppercase
    	SELECT @Name = LEFT(@Name, (@Spaceposition)) + UPPER(SUBSTRING(@Name, (@Spaceposition + 1), 1)) + RIGHT(@Name, (Len(@Name) - (@Spaceposition + 1)))
    	-- Optional part IN CASE there's more than one space
    	-- Just uncomment. Copy/paste the lines FOR ANY additional
    	-- spaces
    	--	SELECT @SpacePosition = CHARINDEX (' ', @Name, @SpacePosition + 1)
    	--	SELECT @Name = LEFT(@Name, (@Spaceposition)) + UPPER(SUBSTRING(@Name, (@Spaceposition + 1), 1)) + RIGHT(@Name, (Len(@Name) - (@Spaceposition + 1)))
    	UPDATE Customers
    		SET FullName = @Name WHERE CURRENT OF curName
    	FETCH NEXT FROM curName INTO @Name


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10/27/2003 10:29:35 AM:Markus Q
Why not just do:
a.FullName = UPPER(a.FullName)
Customers a
WHERE a.FullName is not 
It's faster and doesn't require 
a cursor.
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10/27/2003 10:30:34 AM:Markus Q
Nevermind my last comment.  You're 
really performing a titlecase.
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