Expiring Today—Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

How to do a MS Access accent insensitive Query?

Posted on 2003-12-08
5
Medium Priority
?
895 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
Question by:Yann de Champlain
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:kellysgreen
ID: 9898257
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
ID: 9898265
Oh, and this might be better answered in http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/
0
 

Author Comment

by:Yann de Champlain
ID: 9898575
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 750 total points
ID: 9898707
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
ID: 9904493
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

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

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 …
Introduction Since I wrote the original article about Handling Date and Time in PHP and MySQL several years ago, it seemed like now was a good time to update it for object-oriented PHP.  This article does that, replacing as much as possible the pr…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…
The viewer will learn how to create a basic form using some HTML5 and PHP for later processing. Set up your basic HTML file. Open your form tag and set the method and action attributes.: (CODE) Set up your first few inputs one for the name and …

730 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