Disable Case-sensitive in SQL

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How can I make SQL stop looking at the characters if they are capital letters or not. I need this for a search-function where i use the following query:

SELECT document FROM document WHERE document LIKE '%" & searchword & "%'"

searchword is a variable that I have loaded from the page that activated this page.
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do you mean you want case sensitivity or insensitivity?

SELECT document FROM document WHERE UCASE(document) LIKE '%" & UCASE(searchword) & "%'"

is case insensitive. Is that what you mean?

Case sensitive shouldn't matter, I've been able to search fine for SQL Server.
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case sensitivity is a database variable, you can change it on installation (and maybe on other times).

To solve it:

"SELECT * FROM table WHERE LCase(field) LIKE '%" & Lcase(var) & "%'

On SQL Server I think you set it at the install time (at least on 6.5 you did).
Yes, in SQL Server 6.5/7.0/ and 2000 I believe you have to set the sort order and the character set which includes case sensitivity and once that is done the only way to undo it is to rebuild the server.

However, the UCASE function that markhoy suggested should probably do what you want.

Regards, Iguanasan

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