search error

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Java application:
After I put a cursor in a search field (String) and click on space bar, I got an error: my WHERE clause with LIKE stops working. I use a delimiter(" ") in this search.
What is a solution of this problem: how I can capture a white space and return "No records available"?
Thank you for your help.
Question by:coPilot
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Expert Comment

ID: 26290365
Hi coPilot,

You should validate input string after split it before making a query by using LIKE.

After you split it, you should validate it one by one. If there is no valid search string, you just return the "No records available"

Hope this help,
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Expert Comment

by:Sathish David Kumar N
ID: 26290545
If u use JavaScript means u can check that white speace there itself !! and set the error msg in innerHTML

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Expert Comment

ID: 26291210
>>After I put a cursor in a search field (String) and click on space bar, I got an error: my WHERE clause
with LIKE stops working.

Why would you do that? Surely if you do, you'd want it to return *all* records? If so, you should see that your program does just that
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Accepted Solution

Gibu George earned 1000 total points
ID: 26292398
Either you need to do as CEHJ suggested or add javascript validation to make sure that empty string is not send across

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ID: 31675931
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