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From "Kim Haase (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-4629) Explicitly document how to get case-insensitive sorts and comparisons of string data
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:00:52 GMT

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Kim Haase commented on DERBY-4629:

Thanks for all the great suggestions, Rick.

I will certainly add links to the collation material as you suggest. It must be confusing
to readers that the reference manual section called "Data type assignments and comparison,
sorting, and ordering" really has nothing in it about sorting or ordering.

I'm wondering if it might be helpful to split off the "Collation examples" section of the
URL attributes topic into a separate topic and retitle it "Examples of case-sensitive and
case-insensitive string sorting"?? That would at least add another word besides "collation"
for readers to find. It seemed too closely related to the attributes topic to split off, but
it might work better on its own.
> Explicitly document  how to get case-insensitive sorts and comparisons of string data
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-4629
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4629
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Documentation
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Kim Haase
> The most frequently asked question about Derby's support for language-sensitive strings
is this: "How do I get Derby to perform case-insensitive sorts and comparisons?" I think that
the answer to this question could be figured out by a reasonably intrepid reader who understood
a lot about Java's locale and collation support, perhaps supplemented with a fair amount of
> If we made the answer to this question really pop out to the casual reader, then I think
we would do a great service to our users and to developers and tech writers who answer questions
on the community lists. Perhaps it would be sufficient to add a "Case-insensitive strings"
section parallel to "Character-based collation in Derby" in the Developer's Guide.

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