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Posted on 2013-05-22
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Hello,
I need to change the capitals from this
Lastname         Firstname
SMITH              KEITH KIRKWOOD
PHIPPS              OWEN CHARLES
BERENDSE       ANTONIA GERRANDINA
TAYLOR              DOREEN MARGARET
MURRELL              NANCY BERYL
TUSTIN              LILY

to this
Lastname         Firstname
Smith                Keith Kirwood
Phipps              Owen Charles
Berendse          Antonia Gerrandina
Taylor                Doreen Margaret
Murrell              Nancy Beryl
Tustin                Lily

The names are consistent I have over 5000 of them, they are in the fields
Lastname and Firstname on my customer table.

I am sure there is a script to do this
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Question by:Amanda Walshaw
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Koen Van Wielink earned 500 total points
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Hi Flyfish,

This should work:

update	yourtable
set			firstname = Replace(Firstname,reverse(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1)),  reverse(lower(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1))))
		,	lastname = Replace(Lastname,reverse(left(reverse(Lastname),len(Lastname)-1)),  reverse(lower(left(reverse(Lastname),len(Lastname)-1))))

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Kvwielink
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by:Koen Van Wielink
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Hi Flyfish,

This should work:

update	yourtable
set			firstname = Replace(Firstname,reverse(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1)),  reverse(lower(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1))))
		,	lastname = Replace(Lastname,reverse(left(reverse(Lastname),len(Lastname)-1)),  reverse(lower(left(reverse(Lastname),len(Lastname)-1))))

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Best regards,

Kvwielink
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by:Koen Van Wielink
ID: 39187023
Hi Flyfish,

This should work:

update	yourtable
set			firstname = Replace(Firstname,reverse(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1)),  reverse(lower(left(reverse(firstname),len(firstname)-1))))
		,	lastname = Replace(Lastname,reverse(left(reverse(Lastname),len(Lastname)-1)),  reverse(lower(left(reverse(Lastname),len(Lastname)-1))))

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Best regards,

Kvwielink
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by:Koen Van Wielink
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Sorry about all the triple posts by the way, still haven't figured out how this happens. I'm pressing submit only once.
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by:Amanda Walshaw
ID: 39187052
hmm anyway kvwielink it worked, I remembered after i sent the post, I need to take a break.
Thanks again.l
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by:Amanda Walshaw
ID: 39187054
excellent and too the point
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