1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 5, 2007 4:24 AM by HandersonVA

    handling last name foramt

    HandersonVA
      Hello, the letter that needs to be generated has a "TO" section and a person's last name should be started with "uppercase" and rest of them is printed "lowercase", but some cases are treated differently. (Users need to input the last name before they generate the letter).
      But they input too many different formats of last name and it is a nightmare to catch those formt to print out the first letter to be uppercase and some cases the second letter should also be capital..
      For example, last name O'Nell. In this case, it should be print out "O" and "N" all capital. Some has Hong-Sang.
      Look at these last name that users entered.
      RIVERA COLON
      DAVIS JR,
      KEMBALL - COOK
      EARWOOD III
      St. Andrews
      HALL JR.
      PURTILL (SMITH)
      MOORE 11
      COUNTRYMAN JR.,
      Santos, Jr.
      O NEILL
      O'NEILL
      omg, I have no idea how to print out thoses last name in a proper format on "TO" section on the letter.
      maybe I need to prevent them to inputting a wrong last name format, but what are the right last name format then?
      Does ColdFusion has something that can handle this situation? please advise me.