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From "Kim Haase (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (DERBY-4629) Explicitly document how to get case-insensitive sorts and comparisons of string data
Date Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:45:52 GMT

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Kim Haase updated DERBY-4629:
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    Attachment: DERBY-4629.zip
                DERBY-4629.stat
                DERBY-4629.diff

Thanks, Rick, for all the advice. I'm attaching DERBY-4629.diff, DERBY-4629.stat, and DERBY-4629.zip,
with the following changes:

A       src/devguide/cdevcollationexamples.dita
M       src/devguide/cdevcollationattribs.dita
M       src/devguide/derbydev.ditamap
M       src/ref/rrefsqlj20937.dita
M       src/ref/rrefattrib56769.dita
M       src/ref/rrefsqlj58560.dita

I added identical paragraphs to the CREATE INDEX topic and ""Data type assignments and comparison,
sorting, and ordering". 

I welcome additional edits and suggestions.
                
> 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: 10.6.1.0
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Kim Haase
>         Attachments: DERBY-4629.diff, DERBY-4629.stat, DERBY-4629.zip
>
>
> 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
googling.
> 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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