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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 28, 2020
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit IBMI-I-909 Provide an %UPPER and %LOWER bif.

RPGIV BIFs for uppercase/lowercase conversion Merged

Add a BIF to RPGIV to convert the alphanumeric argument to lowercase (e.g. %tolower), and a BIF to convert the alphanumeric argument to uppercase (e.g. %toupper). Every PL i know of has these fundamental functions available "built-in".


Use Case:

In business, many times a text needs to be converted to uppercase or lowercase. For example when receiving an XML document with a company name in it, the name is first converted to uppercase before it's stored in the database to be sure it's always searchable case sensitively.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
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    Aug 31, 2020

    Your request is a duplicate of RFE 92793. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=92793

    Please use that RFE to cast a vote or add a comment.

  • Guest
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    Aug 29, 2020

    You can easily write these yourselves (takes 5 minutes in a Quick and Dirty version, 30 minutes for full codepage supported version).

    On the other hand it is indeed stupid that we don't have these, and I'd prefer %Lower/%Upper as well (and add %CamelCase as well).

  • Guest
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    Aug 28, 2020

    This is a duplicate of RFE 92793. Please vote for that RFE instead.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=92793

  • Guest
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    Aug 28, 2020

    This is a duplicate of RFE 92793. Please vote for that RFE instead.

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=92793

  • Guest
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    Aug 28, 2020

    I personally prefer %Upper and %Lower vs. %ToUpper and %ToLower.