Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 07:58:44 -0500
Reply-To: Gregg Snell <gsnell@DATASAVANTCONSULTING.COM>
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From: Gregg Snell <gsnell@DATASAVANTCONSULTING.COM>
Subject: Re: SMALL LETTERS and CAPITAL LETTERS in variables name
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The only case I have come across where this actually matters is in WebAF and
using some of the MDDB tags (i.e. MDModel and MDTable). And even in these
instances it is NOT consistent. I've been told this "feature" will
disappear in V9. I've also found it matter when deriving new fields when
Having said this, please realize that the "difference" only exists in how
the code is resolved to retrieve the fields from the dataset. Within the
dataset, there is no difference.
Gregg P. Snell
Data Savant Consulting
(208) 977-1943 fax
"Pierre WAVRESKY" <Pierre.Wavresky@ENESAD.INRA.FR> wrote in message
> I have seen somewhere that in the V8 version, Small letters are not
> eqiuivalent to Capital ones, for the name of the variables. I have made
> some trials (in data steps, in macros), but the results don't change
> whether I write variables names with Capital letters or Small letters.
> In what case Small letters are different from Capital ones?
> Many thanks,
> Pierre Wavresky