Subject RE: [firebird-support] how to suppress dashes in query results
Author Louis van Alphen
But seriously, you should always validae user input BEFORE it going to the database.

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Sent: 12 February 2016 03:58 AM
Subject: [firebird-support] how to suppress dashes in query results

Users can enter values with dashes (-) in random locations. I don't know where they might put them. I need to select a record using a where clause that doesn't have those dashes. For example, the user might record an insurance policy number as 12-345678-01 or 123-456-789-01. All I will know are the number, and not where they put the dashes. Is there a way to suppress the dashes in the Select Clause, or the Where Clause? This is being done in a Delphi 2007 program using IBDAC.

It would be nice if I could do something like ... SELECT * WHERE HIDE('-',UsersField) = 'MyValue'

Or the equivalent in the Select statement.

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