Solved

How to do a MS Access accent insensitive Query?

Posted on 2003-12-08
5
880 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
How to do a MS Access accent insensitive Query?

That's the question... ;-)

I need to provide english user the ability to find name containing accents without entering them.

Thanks
0
Comment
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:kellysgreen
Comment Utility
case insensitive and differing character sets are two different issues altogether.

So you are looking to be able to have a search for "yelle"  return "yellé" ??  I'm not sure you can do that -- the ASCII values of  an e and an é are pretty dissimilar.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:kellysgreen
Comment Utility
Oh, and this might be better answered in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/
0
 

Author Comment

by:Yann de Champlain, PMP
Comment Utility
Yes I amlooking to be able to have a search for "yelle"  return "yellé".

It is possible in MS SQL Server, Oracle....
But I nee to do it in Access.
 I do not want to migrate the bd becasue this app will be rewrited to access from Active Directory.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
kellysgreen earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Hmm... a little digging and I found the SOUNDEX function.  It's not perfect, but seems to be the best method... It appears you can use the DIFFERENCE function w/ a threshold level to determine sameness between two values...

Resources:
http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/aids/HIVReporting/SOUNDEX/SOUNDEX.htm

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/tsqlref/ts_setu-sus_3o6w.asp

http://databases.about.com/library/weekly/aa042901a.htm



0
 

Author Comment

by:Yann de Champlain, PMP
Comment Utility
Thanks for the effort.

I cose the subject.  After I've seen your documentation, I see that I should wait to be able to migrate to AD.
I give you the points anyway.
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

When you work with shopping cart / ecommerce relates web sites, you need to pass the certain form post details to the payment gateway process page with required details for the products items you give to order. Also you may need to track the ordered…
Introduction Knockoutjs (Knockout) is a JavaScript framework (Model View ViewModel or MVVM framework).   The main ideology behind Knockout is to control from JavaScript how a page looks whilst creating an engaging user experience in the least …
Viewers will learn about if statements in Java and their use The if statement: The condition required to create an if statement: Variations of if statements: An example using if statements:
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now