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insert with capitals but displays lowercase in database

Thread began 2/24/2010 2:43 pm by mr hankey | Last modified 3/29/2010 1:29 pm by mr hankey | 672 views | 6 replies |

mr hankey

insert with capitals but displays lowercase in database

hi,

i add a css rule to my data assist insert page to makte it capitals when the user types in a name or post code etc.

it displays on my page as uppercase but when i click insert and look into database or the details page it is lower case.

here is my css code:

input.cap{text-transform: capitalize;}
input.upcase{text-transform: uppercase;}

and on my form input:

<td>First Name:</td>
<td ><input type="text" class="cap" name="UserFirstName" id="UserFirstName" value="" size="32" /></td>

can anyone shed some light on why this is happening, is it something in data assist over riding or is this css code no good?

appreciate this as i want the form to make it uppercase letters for names as looks better on results and details page.

many thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

css will only change how the browser displays the text, it does not actually change the true state of the text.


think in terms of a fun house mirror, it will make you look short and squat or tall and thin, but that doesn't mean that you _become_ short and squat or tall and thin.

The css is displaying the text as capitol, but in reality, it is still lowercase.


To physically change the case of the text, you could use the PHP strtoupper function to convert the string to upper case:
<?php echo(strtoupper("this is a lower case string")); ?>

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mr hankey

hi jason thanks so how would i use this exactly?

where would i add this code and i would want it for my form input field for post code to go to all capitals and names to upper first letter.

thanks again mate appreciate it

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in reality, you shouldn't really worry about how it is stored in the database.

use CSS to change how it displays in the browser.

I was just illustrating for you how to physically change the text, but CSS will do what you want to accomplish without having to muck about with the php code.

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mr hankey

ok thanks jason, would i just add the same class code to display it with upper case letters on my details page? as at moment it shows as lower case from the db.

thanks again jason.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

no you would need to create a new class since the one from your previous example is for a text box.

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mr hankey

thanks jason, i noticed in dreamweaver you can in the bindings format it to upper or caps.

thanks for your help

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