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How to compare two columns ignoring Case (Upper or Lower case)

Vertica comparision is seems case specific Shiba is not equal to SHIBA. I want to ignore cases when compairing. Is there a shortcut to set session paramater for this instead doing UPPER(A) = UPPER(B)

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  • Hi Shibashis, Vertica supports Unicode (ie., non-English) strings; as a result, there are actually multiple ways to do a case-insensitive comparison. Take a look at database locales; specifically the 'collation' option: https://my.vertica.com/docs/6.1.x/HTML/index.htm#13786.htm https://my.vertica.com/docs/6.1.x/HTML/index.htm#14070.htm I suspect one (or more) of these will suit your needs. Adam
  • Hi! You can use in ILIKE: daniel=> select 'Shiba' ilike 'SHIBA'; ?column? ---------- t (1 row) daniel=> select 'Vertica' ~~* 'VerTicA'; ?column? ---------- t (1 row)
  • I have many cases in where condition and i do not want to use UPPER or ilike clause in each and every comparison. i want to know if we can alter any session parameter that will by default compare all fields ignoring cases in that session?
  • Hi Shibashis, I pointed you at the relevant parameters in my previous post; are they working well for you? Thanks, Adam
  • Consider fixing your data so that all data is consistently in the same case. Having to uppercase strings in order to do comparisons will only waste cpu and possibly decrease the effectiveness of encoding and compression. Vertica's sweet spot is fast queries - don't degrade the performance with your data model.
  • Hey Adam, Would setting colStrength = secondary cover Shibashis's original use case? Nick

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