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From:Martijn Tonies Date:May 3 2007 12:12pm
Subject:Re: Enforcing Data Format
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> Is it possible to enforce data formatting in fields using something like 
> a regular expression?
> varchar is great but does not stop someone putting in the wrong 
> reference number.

Dates should be in a DATE column, not a varchar.

> I suspect the answer is no, you have to do it at a higher level. What 
> aprroach would people suggest?
> Perhaps another table with two fields - field_name and field_regex?

Martijn Tonies
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  • Re: Enforcing Data FormatMartijn Tonies3 May
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      • Re: Enforcing Data FormatMartijn Tonies3 May
  • Re: Enforcing Data FormatMogens Melander3 May
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