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Posted on 1998-11-18
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I wish to be able to take names (first, MI, and last) from a data file and convert each one of them into one of the following forms: LastName, FirstName or LastName, FirstName MiddleInitial where LastName and FirstName begin with a capital letter and have all the rest of their characters in lower case and MiddleInitial is a single character, capitalized.  william ANDreW CliNToN would become Clinton, William A.  
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Question by:wkumad
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by:Mirkwood
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And what is your question?
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Public Function ChaName(name As String)
Dim restofit$, lenghtofname&, firstletter As String * 1
name = LCase(name)
lenghtofname = Len(name) - 1
firstletter = UCase(name)
restofit = Mid$(name, 2, lenghtofname)
name = firstletter & restofit
End Function

There is a simple function for modulle level


Dim x&
x = ChaName(testdata)

this testdata is your orginal string variable holding the sting
to be converted.

*Note use a long variable whit the function call
if you use Call keyword it may stil work, but it may also get nested.

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by:jbil
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This assumes you have already loaded values from data base and dimmed variables.

First = "william"
MI = "ANDreW"
Last = "CliNToN"

lastname = Left$(UCase(Last), 1) & Right$(LCase(Last), Len(Last) - 1) & ", "
firstname = Left$(UCase(First), 1) & Right$(LCase(First), Len(First) - 1) & " "
middleinitial = Left$(UCase(MI), 1) & "."
newstr = lastname & firstname & middleinitial
Debug.Print newstr
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by:wkumad
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I also valued jbil's proposal and may use a combination of it and Matti's answer.

                                                                                           Thanks
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