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Change String to Title Case(Initcap)


Change String to Title Case(Initcap)

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rahman82pk
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This is a very simplistic implementation of a function that would be very useful if fully implemented. Unfortunately it doesn't take into account the myriad of language-specific exceptions to title case. In English, typically you don't "upper case" the first letter of words like "of" and "and". You don't lower case the 2nd/3rd letters of some Celtic surnames (eg. McCall or O'Toole). Sometimes you don't lowercase the first letter after a hyphen (eg. Guinea-Bissau). I'm sure there's more, it's a bit mind-blowing when you get into it!

James McCall
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Thanks for the useful script!

However, I noticed that you used:


Select @vString = Replace(@vString, @vWord, '')



This replaces _all_ occurrences of @vWord in @vString, eliminating repeated words in the title.

I fixed this using:


Select @vString = RIGHT(@vString, LEN(@vString) - LEN(@vWord))



This will just strip the first word from the string, which I believe was the intended behaviour.

Cheers,
David Scheppers.
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Like any TSQL function that iterates through strings, this will run fine on small sets or a single field, but if you're going to use this in large set queries, you might want to consider writing it as a CLR assembly: C# or VB.Net are faster at string parsing.
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Thanks for the script.
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