You could always use a trigger on BEFORE UPDATE/BEFORE INSERT which
changes NEW.column to LOWER(column). I know it's not declarative, but
sheeri kritzer wrote:
> Not that I know of, but if you don't do binary (case-sensitive)
> searching then does it really matter?? You can retrieve with LOWER, or
> put it in your application, if your application needs to display it
> that way.
> On 5/18/06, Ferindo Middleton <ferindo.middleton@stripped> wrote:
>> I have column and I want to make sure the db is always making sure the
>> that gets input into this VARCHAR() column is always lowercase;
>> Is there a way to set the value of a column within a table to
>> be lowercase. I know how to use the LOWER() function when performing
>> but is there a way to define LOWER( ) within the definition of the table
>> column itself without having the application specify LOWER( ) to any
>> passed to this column or if a record had to be manually input and the
>> forgot to make sure all the characters were lowercase.
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