Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:52:30 -0500
Reply-To: Akshaya Nathilvar <akshaya.nathilvar@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Akshaya Nathilvar <akshaya.nathilvar@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Help with String Coding
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There are 100's of names starting with each alphabet, which just can't be
assumed. Do you have a separate dataset or unique(26) values for the middle
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:39 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Feb 23, 7:59 pm, art...@NETSCAPE.NET (Arthur Tabachneck) wrote:
> > How do you plan on differentiating between Calvin, Carter, Carl, etc.?
> > It would help if you show some examples of your database(s) and what you
> > hope to accomplish.
> > Art
> > -------
> > On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:40:04 -0800, sasgeek...@GMAIL.COM wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >I am stuck up with some basic coding related to string operations. I
> > >was trying to convert middle name abbreviation to full name. For
> > >example if name is John.C Kenneth, I need a code to convert 'C' To
> > >calvin, assuming that 'Calvin' is already in the database.
> > >Really appreciate your help !- Hide quoted text -
> > - Show quoted text -
> For simplicity lets that there are only 26 middle initials, like 'D'
> for david, 'A' for aaron etc..i just need to convert from an
> abbreviated middle initial to the full name. This has to be done
> using string functions