Code Snippet Series: Case Insensitive Table Query
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The ability to query case-sensitive data in a case-insensitive way is a frequent request from both business owners user groups. Examples include searching for a surname “McDonough” or an equipment model “F123b-A”. Users may not know the correct capitalization and a caps-only field may not be available in the database table.
Case-insensitive comparison is possible in Open SQL with the release of SAP_BASIS 751. On older releases, we can use native SQL to perform a case-insensitive query of any database table.
TRY. EXEC SQL. SELECT equnr FROM equi INTO :the_equnr WHERE UPPER(herst) = :an_uppercase_herst AND UPPER(serge) = :an_uppercase_serge AND UPPER(typbz) = :an_uppercase_typbz ENDEXEC. CATCH cx_sy_native_sql_error . ENDTRY.