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Changing the CASE of letters in Output

Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hello Folks,

I would like to change the upper case of certain letters of the output from a certain column in a table..

e.g 1 here making the first letter in the output in Caps and the rest in all lowercase letters

before:
select , description, price from tbl_name
output SONY BLU-RAY INTERNAL DRIVE SATA (BLACK), $9.99

after:
select , description, price from tbl_name
output Sony blu-ray internal drive(black), $9.99


e.g 2 here making the first letter of every word in the output in Caps and the rest in all lowercase letters

before:
select , description, price from tbl_name
output SONY BLU-RAY INTERNAL DRIVE SATA (BLACK), $9.99

after:
select , description, price from tbl_name
output Sony Blu-ray Internal Drive(Black), $9.99


thanks in advance
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Question by:greeneel
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by:Scott Madeira
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you can do this for example 1:

$string = ucfirst(strtolower($string));

example two you could use:

$string = ucwords(strtolower($string));

May be some issues with the words inside (), though.  You will need to play with it.
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by:jrm213jrm213
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Hi,


example 1:
$mystring = "HELLO HOW ARE YOU TODAY";
$mystring = ucfirst(strtolower($mystring));

example 2:
$mystring = "HELLO HOW ARE YOU TODAY";
$mystring = ucwords($mystring);
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by:jrm213jrm213
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lol, beat me to it smadeira... :P

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by:greeneel
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hey guys i'm not using php at all for the output only mysql queries.
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Sharath earned 500 total points
ID: 35204103
To get the first output, try like this.
SELECT CONCAT(UPPER(SUBSTRING(description,1,1)),LOWER(SUBSTRING(description,2))) AS description,
       price 
  FROM tbl_name

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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
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Why is it in the PHP zone then ? You are using PHP, there has to be some layer between the database and the page. And the easiest way to do what you want is to present data like jrm213jrm213 did.
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by:greeneel
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It being in PHP Zone was my error..
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