search- space character

Posted on 2010-01-12
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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.)
 How should it work if only a space character is entered?  We need to trim it out and treat it as nothing entered at all.   However, String.trim() doesn't work here.
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ID: 26299969
To clarify.... If space is entered, do you want everything returned or do you want just fields that have a "space" in them?
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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
ID: 26300427
Is this 'String.trim()' done at the java or Javascript end?

Could you please post the code snippet?

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malaki12003 earned 1000 total points
ID: 26300511
// s for string and c for search character
      int i = 0;
      int index = 0; //number of occurences
      for(i = 0; i < s.length(); i++)
      if (s.charAt(i) != c)
      return s.subString(0,index);

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by:Gurvinder Pal Singh
Gurvinder Pal Singh earned 1000 total points
ID: 26300543
When you trim the string, you can check the length of the string to see if it is more than 1.

String str = " ";
if ( str.trim().length > 1 )
   //string has other characters

Methods like substring creates another string objects, so can be avoided here

if you want to trim other chars also, please check this

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