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RE: (bbq) Re: Proper case for names

by nop (Hermit)
on Sep 01, 2000 at 23:02 UTC ( #30781=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (bbq) Re: Proper case for names
in thread Proper case for names

Your point is well taken. Yes, entering clean data is easier than cleaning it later.
However, I'm dealing with a large established database, with over ten million names. Errors do creep in over time...

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RE: RE: (bbq) Re: Proper case for names
by lhoward (Vicar) on Sep 01, 2000 at 23:04 UTC
    If you want a good method, you could try using large database of names for comparison (the phone book comes to mind) to figure out what is the likely correct capitilization of a name.

    Many companies avoid this problem all-together. Most of the bills (and other postal mail) that I receive only list my name in all-caps.

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