How do I do a NON case sensitve search in a string

Posted on 2003-03-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24

Please can somebody tell me how I can do a NON case sensitve search within a string ??

For example, a user enters their username as 55ADMIN66 or iamADMIN through a form, but they entered a word **within** their username which is not allowed i.e admin,swear words etc.

How do I compare a list of words i.e (NotAllowedUsernames = "admin,owner,moderator,master) to their username name string so I can display and error message.

This is what I've tried:

<CFIF IsDefined("Form.username")>
<CFIF FindNoCase("#notallowedusernames#","#username#") NEQ 0>
<CFSET usernameError = 1>

Thanks in advance.
Question by:marhk51
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JimV_ATL earned 200 total points
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You're using findnocase properly, the problem appears to be that you're putting a list of "notallowedusernames" for your substring.

Try this

<cfloop index="notallowedusernames_idx" list="#notallowedusernames#">
     <CFIF FindNoCase("#notallowedusernames_idx#","#username#") NEQ 0>
          <CFSET usernameError = 1>

Author Comment

ID: 8138489
Worked great, thanks alot mate :-)

Expert Comment

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You're welcome!  

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