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CaseStatus ( theText )

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Michael Pease, KPM

Determines if text is all upper case, all lower case, or mixed case (ignoring non a-Z chars)

Sample Input:
CaseStatus ( "123 e. 4th" )
Sample Output:

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Useful for checking entry data such as names and addresses. Effectively ignores numbers and punctuation.

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The function needs an additional Case condition to check that the field itself is not empty, otherwise it returns a "U" for empty fields.

Will Loving, Amherst, MA
August 23, 2010 10:52pm

Very useful. Here's an updated version with more options.

/* Determines the status of a text string as Empty, Upper, Numbers Only, Lower, or Mixed case.
May return "Upper" if no a-Z characters are found.
Used the fact that the Substitute function is case sensitive */

Case (
theText=""; "Empty";
Filter ( theText; "0123456789") <> "" and Filter ( theText; "+-*/_.,()") <> ""; "Numbers Only"; // Phone number or calc
Substitute ( theText ; Upper ( theText ) ; "" ) = "" ; "Upper" ;
Substitute ( theText ; Lower ( theText ) ; "" ) = "" ; "Lower" ;
"Mixed" // for "mixed case"

Tim Cimbura, Minneapolis, MN
October 29, 2011 5:20am

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