Solved

ColdFusion: Proper Case Function?

Posted on 2013-01-28
8
1,656 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-29
Hi,
I was wondering if someone could point me to a solid UDF, UDT or CFC that takes a string of "words" and converts them into proper "title case".  This is where
-  the first letter of each word is uppercase
-  rest of each word is lower case
-  does not capitalize words that are prepositions, articles (you know - the small connector words)
-  Handles some common abbreviations?

You know what I mean (I hope).

Thanks in advance,
hefterr
0
Comment
Question by:hefterr
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
_agx_ earned 500 total points
ID: 38828836
This is not really an answer, but .. :) with stuff like that I always check cflib.org first. CapFirstTitle might do some of what you need. I highly doubt it'll do everything (like exclude all "prepositions" and "abbreviations"), but maybe you can customize it.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 38829929
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:hefterr
ID: 38831567
The CapFirstTitle is close to what I am looking for.  Just one more related question.  How does one test a string in CF to see if the alphabetic characters are all upper case?  It's related because I beleive this is why my boss wants to use this function.
0
How Do You Stack Up Against Your Peers?

With today’s modern enterprise so dependent on digital infrastructures, the impact of major incidents has increased dramatically. Grab the report now to gain insight into how your organization ranks against your peers and learn best-in-class strategies to resolve incidents.

 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 38831621
like this:

<cfif str neq ucase(str)>
Incorrect
<cfelse>
Correct
</cfif>
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:_agx_
ID: 38831802
> <cfif str neq ucase(str)>

Not quite. NEQ is case *insensitive*

You can either use a regex or compare() the string to the upper case version (compare is case sensitive)

      <cfif compare( someString, ucase(someString)) eq 0>
            all upper case
      <cfelse>
            NOT all upper case
      </cfif>
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:hefterr
ID: 38831867
Thanks for your help.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 38832455
but agx, NEQ will work, Can you explain me better why?
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:_agx_
ID: 38832545
Nope, it won't. NEQ doesn't care about case so it treats "apple" and "APPLE" the same.
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

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

Hi, I will be creating today a basic tutorial on how we can create a Mail Custom Function and use it where ever we want. The main advantage about creating a custom function is that we can accommodate a range of arguments to pass to the Function and …
PROBLEM:  How to open a cfwindow or run a function on double click of a cfgrid row. One of my clients wanted to be able to double click on a row item to get more detailed information about a transaction and to be able to modify the line items i…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

820 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