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From:Eldo Skaria Date:October 19 2004 6:01pm
Subject:Re: Text field how to handle aliases
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For this only RDBMS came into being.
You keep your master data in a table with relevent descriptions,
codify the item. Use the code in other location. In qa web page always
search against/show the full desc of what others require. Add a
category like school/university/pre-matric etc. this could simplify
the visitor to make logical and correct naming methods.
In a nutshell when accepting info from  users, show them the full
desc/ask them write the full desc, add a category. I hope this could
solve ur problem.

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 12:38:49 -0500, Lewick, Taylor <tlewick@stripped> wrote:
> I need help on the best way to handle a field that could have many
> different ways of naming something.
> For instance, school name
> Let's take Saint Joseph's University
> This could be Saint Joseph's Univeristy, U. of St. Joe, SJU, Univ. St.
> Joe, etc...
> In this case, I don't think I can always get what I want by doing a
> select from table where name like "something".  Is there a
> practical/better way to handle this kind of thing.  This will come up a
> lot.  I'm thinking right now I will have to maintain my own mapping file
> for each school...
> Something like
> Kansas, KU, Kansas University, University of Kansas, etc...
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Taylor
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Thanks & Regards,
Eldo Skaria
Text field how to handle aliasesTaylor Lewick19 Oct
Re: Text field how to handle aliasesSGreen19 Oct
Re: Text field how to handle aliasesEldo Skaria19 Oct